Edited by Michael Redclift
Routledge – 2004 – 1,576 pages
The notion of ‘sustainability’ has been growing in importance over the last twenty years, and is now considered a significant area of study.
This four-volume set introduces the reader to ‘sustainability’ as a concept, a contested idea, and a political goal. Bringing together a range of articles and published papers that have influenced the course of thinking in social science, the collection examines the links between the natural and social sciences, as well as the public policies that thought surrounding sustainability has helped to develop.
Volume 1: Sustainability Volume 2: Sustainable Development Volume 3: Sustainability Indicators Volume 4: Post-Sustainabilty?
Michael Redclift is a huge name in the field of Sustainable Development and has written a number of books that were influential in broadening the debate about the issue. Since 1990 he has focused as much on the developed as the developing countries, becoming the first Director of the Global Environmental Change Program for the ESRC between 1990 and 1995 and he has also acted as Coordinator for two large European Commission projects.