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Conceptualising Sustainability


Leist, Anton; Hollande, A (2000). Conceptualising Sustainability. Cambridge: Cambridge Research for the Environment.

Abstract

Sustainability is currently the term dominating environmental policy. Its extensive political diffusion is in stark contrast, however, to the extent to which there is agreement over its meaning. Its ability to motivate is not in question,
but a certain scepticism surrounds its ideological content. Since ideological terms have no objective basis, it is therefore important for the purposes of environmental policy to establish whether such scepticism is justified.

Sustainability is currently the term dominating environmental policy. Its extensive political diffusion is in stark contrast, however, to the extent to which there is agreement over its meaning. Its ability to motivate is not in question,
but a certain scepticism surrounds its ideological content. Since ideological terms have no objective basis, it is therefore important for the purposes of environmental policy to establish whether such scepticism is justified.

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Item Type:Published Research Report
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:English
Date:2000
Deposited On:14 May 2012 09:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:26
Publisher:Cambridge Research for the Environment
Series Name:Environment Valuation in Europe. Policy Research Brief
Number of Pages:20
ISBN:1-861-90085-6
Additional Information:Concerted Action funded by the European Commission DG-XII and the Swiss Federal Office of Education and Science, and co-ordinated by Cambridge Research for the Environment (CRE)
Official URL:http://www.macaulay.ac.uk/economics/research/eve/PRB5_2.pdf
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-56197

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