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What Sustainability Is and Why It Matters

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

in Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036009
eISBN:
9780262339100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This aim of this chapter is to clarify the idea of sustainability, and to do so in a way that supports a coherent and ethically compelling understanding of sustainability. It identifies the ... More


Democracy and ecological governance – a balancing act

Lennart J. Lundqvist

in Sweden and Ecological Governance: Straddling the Fence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069024
eISBN:
9781781700549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069024.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter highlights the importance of achieving the right balance between democracy and ecological governance. It explains that while ecological governance for sustainability must profoundly ... More


Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Peter Evans (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The sprawling cities of the developing world are vibrant hubs of economic growth, but they are also increasingly ecologically unsustainable and, for ordinary citizens, increasingly unlivable. ... More


Dialogues All the Way Down: Conversational Genres as Matrices of Cultural and Ecological Renewal

Timothy J. Cooley (ed.)

in Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042362
eISBN:
9780252051203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042362.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Aldo Leopold's notion of the land ethic remains one of the clearest articulations of culture as the driver of ecological sustainability. Noting that ecological field sciences have long relied on ... More


In the Wake of Katrina: Climate Change and the Coming Crisis of Displacement

Peter F. Cannavò

in Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220842
eISBN:
9780262285445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220842.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter explores the issue of adaptation to climatic changes. It elaborates on the crisis of displacement that has followed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The chapter also describes how ... More


The Eleventh Plague: Thinking Ecologically after Derrida

David Wood

in Reoccupy Earth: Notes toward an Other Beginning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283545
eISBN:
9780823286249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283545.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter develops an eleventh “plague” onto Jacques Derrida's list of ten plagues of the New World Order in his Specters of Marx: the growing global climate crisis. Forging an amalgam from ... More


Civic Virtue and Sacrifice in a Suburban Nation

Peter F. Cannavò

in The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014366
eISBN:
9780262289603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.003.0084
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Suburbanization symbolizes the physical achievement of the United States, but at the same time, it is considered to be a threat to the environment. The suburban lifestyle of the United States has ... More


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