The Illusion of Progress

By: Gillespie, Alexander

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Is 'sustainable development' a charade sold to an increasingly misled public? This book presents a wide-ranging, penetrating critique of sustainability and what it actually means. The author argues that despite the rhetoric of socially and environmentally sustainable development and the ever-increasing number of legislative environmental policies, the real issues such as consumption, population growth and equity are either sidestepped or manipulated in international policy and law. Analyzing the main areas of concern - economic growth, market structure, trade, aid, debt, security and sovereignty - he shows that the entire development structure and the underpinnings of the debate are leading down quite a different path to that intended by sustainability.

Title: The Illusion of Progress

Author Name: Gillespie, Alexander

Categories: Economics,

Publisher: Routledge: 2001-01-01

ISBN Number: 1853837571

ISBN Number 13: 9781853837579

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU9142633