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Main Title The local politics of global sustainability /
Author Prugh, Tom. ; Prugh, Thomas.
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Costanza, Robert.
Daly, Herman E.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 43114964
ISBN 1559637439 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781559637435 (cloth : alk. paper); 1559637447 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781559637442 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Economic policy--Environmental aspects ; Environmental policy--Economic aspects ; Sustainable development--Political aspects ; Environmentalism--Political aspects ; Social ecology ; Political participation ; Local government ; Duurzame ontwikkeling ; Milieueconomie ; Politieke besluitvorming ; Politieke participatie ; Umweltpolitik ; Bèurgerbeteiligung ; Nachhaltige Entwicklung ; Poltical participation
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ERAM  HC79.E5P747 2000 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2002
Collation xvi, 173 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"In The Local Politics of Global Sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, and Herman Daly explore the political implications of ecological economics. They envision a reenergized political system based on a type of self-governance that political scientist Benjamin Barber calls "strong democracy." A politics of engagement rather than consignment, strong democracy empowers citizens to participate directly in community decision making." "Using examples of communities that are experimenting with various features of strong democratic systems, The Local Politics of Global Sustainability explains the crucial biophysical, economic, and social issues involved in achieving a sustainable world of our choice, rather than one imposed by external factors."--Jacket.