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Sustainability and Security within Liberal Societies

Learning to Live with the Future

Edited by Stephen Gough, Andrew Stables

Routledge – 2008 – 148 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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Description

Much of the world will be living in broadly "liberal" societies for the foreseeable future. Sustainability and security, however defined, must therefore be considered in the context of such societies, yet there is very little significant literature that does so. Indeed, much ecologically-oriented literature is overtly anti-liberal, as have been some recent responses to security concerns. This book explores the implications for sustainability and security of a range of intellectual perspectives on liberalism, such as those offered by John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Frederick Hayek, Ronald Dworkin, Michael Oakeshott, Amartya Sen and Jürgen Habermas.

Contents

Preface. 1. Amaratya Sen and Sustainability Timothy W. Luke 2. Rawlsian Justice in a Common Globe Aaron James 3. Deliberative Communication for Sustainability? A Habermas-Inspired Pluralistic Approach Tomas Englund, Johan Öhman and Leif Östman 4. Dworkin and the Appeal of Theory Stephen Guest 5. Nozick on Security and Sustainability Christopher Winch 6. Hayekian Liberalism and Sustainable Development

Mark Pennington 7. Engaging Tradition: Michael Oakeshott on Liberal Learning Hanan Alexander 8. Liberalism, Sustainability, Security, Learning: Framing the Issues Stephen Gough and Andrew Stables. Contributors. Index.

Author Bio

Stephen Gough is Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Education and the Environment at the University of Bath. In addition to a wide portfolio of funded research, he has led geographical expeditions in Borneo and Papua New Guinea and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. His many publications include Higher Education and Sustainable Development: Paradox and Possibility, published by Routledge in 2008.

Andrew Stables is Professor of Education and Philosophy at the University of Bath. He has published widely on environmental literacy and the possibility of education for sustainable development, and is interested in the application of liberal theories in a postmodern context. Recent books include Education for Diversity: Making Differences (2003) and Living and Learning as Semiotic Engagement: A New Theory of Education (2005).

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