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Title:Dynamic Sustainabilities: Technology, Environment, Social Justice
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Melissa Leach, Andy Stirling
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:1849710929
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Number of Pages:212
Category:Manga

Dynamic Sustainabilities: Technology, Environment, Social Justice by Melissa Leach, Andy Stirling

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dynamic Sustainabilities: Technology, Environment, Social Justice Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice and making science and technology work for the poor have become central practical political and moral challenges of our times These must be met in a world of rapid interconnected change in environments societies and economies and globalised fragmented governance arrangements Yet despite growing international attention and investment policy attempts often fail Why is this and what can be done about it How might we understand and address emergent threats from epidemic disease or the challenges of water scarcity in dryland India In the context of climate change how might seed systems help African farmers meet their needs and how might appropriate energy strategies be developed .

This book lays out a new pathways approach to address sustainability challenges such as these in today s dynamic world Through an appreciation of dynamics complexity uncertainty differing narratives and the values based aims of sustainability the pathways approach allows us to see how some approaches are dominant even though they do not produce the desired results and how to create successful alternative pathways of responding to the challenges we face As well as offering new ways of thinking about sustainability the book also suggests a series of practical ways forward in tools and methods forms of political engagement and styles of knowledge making and communication Throughout the book the practicalities of the pathways approach are illustrated using four case studies water in dryland India agricultural seeds in Africa responses to epidemic disease and energy systems climate change Published in association with the Economic and Social Research Council ESRC

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