Since the first edition of Green Development was published, sustainable development has become a vital part of government policy and a key issue in corporate boardrooms around the world. This new edition has been completely re-written, but it retains the clear and powerful argument which so characterised the original. It gives a valuable analysis of the theory and practice of sustainable development and suggests that at the start of the new millennium we should think radically about the challenge of sustainability. This fully revised edition discusses: * the roots of sustainable development thinking and its evolution in the last three decades of the twentieth century * the dominant ideas within mainstream sustainable development (Ecological Modernisation, Market Environmentalism and Environmental Economics) * the nature and diversity of alternative ideas about sustainability (for example, ecosocialism, ecofeminism and Deep Ecology) * the problems of environmental degradation and the environmental impacts of development * strategies for building sustainability in development from above and below.
Green Development II is unique in offering a synthesis of the distinctly theoretical ideas on sustainability based on the industrialised economies of the North and the practical, applied ideas in the South which tend to ignore 'First World' theory. It gives a clear discussion of theory and extensive practical insights drawn fron Africa, Latin America and Asia. It now has further reading and chapter outlines and summaries for the student reader.
Dr Bill Adams has worked for over 20 years researching the problems of environment and development in Africa. He is Reader in Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge.