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Main Title Sustainability and the social sciences : a cross-disciplinary approach to integrating environmental considerations into theoretical reorientation /
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Becker, Egon.
Jahn, Thomas
Publisher Zed Books ; Distributed in the USA by St. Martin's Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40954231
ISBN 1856497089; 9781856497084; 1856497097; 9781856497091
Subjects Sustainable development. ; Social sciences. ; Duurzame ontwikkeling. ; Sociale wetenschappen. ; Desenvolvimento sustentável. ; Développement durable. ; Sciences sociales. ; Nachhaltige Entwicklung. ; Sozialwissenschaften. ; Umweltverträglichkeit. ; Nachhaltigkeit.--(DE-588)4326464-5 ; Sozialwissenschaften.--(DE-588)4055916-6 ; Umweltverträglichkeit.--(DE-588)4061655-1
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EKAM  HD 75 .S858 1999 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/26/2006
Collation xvi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Published in association with UNESCO and ISOE. Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-327) and index.
Contents Notes
"This multi-authored volume explores the complex terrain of the interface between the social sciences and environmental research. The contributors come from a range of disciplines: Economics, Sociology, Geography, Political Science and Psychology. They share two broad assumptions: on the one hand, the intellectual reality that continuing attempts at theoretical development remain the lifeblood of the social sciences, and on the other, the planetary reality that environmental questions will increasingly dominate humanity in the course of the coming century. This reality holds out the opportunity, and indeed the practical necessity, of stimulating both important new lines of theoretical development within the social sciences and new forms of intellectual cooperation across them. This volume introduces the discussion on sustainability within various social science disciplines. It demonstrates how this intellectual reorientation of the social science opens up fresh perspectives for environmental research and the development of forward-looking and actor-oriented sustainability strategies."--Jacket.