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Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of sustainability
Part 1: Setting the Global-Local Scene 1. Confronting a World in Crisis 2. Defining the World around Us Part 2: Understanding Social Life 3. Social Domains 4. Social Mapping 5. Social Meaning Part 3.
Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism: Bringing Theory Back in
Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism establishes a new basis for understanding the changing nature of polity and community and offers unprecedented attention to these dominant trends. James charts the
Reframing social sustainability reporting: towards an engaged approach
Existing approaches to sustainability assessment are typically characterized as being either “top–down” or “bottom–up.” While top–down approaches are commonly adopted by businesses, bottom–up
A Genealogy of ‘Globalization’: The Career of a Concept
Abstract ‘Globalization’ is an extraordinary concept. It is a complicated concept that burst upon the world relatively recently, but soon became a household concern. It is a concept that was rarely
Accounting for sustainability: combining qualitative and quantitative research in developing ‘indicators’ of sustainability
Indicators‐based projects are currently central to many local, city‐wide, national and international sustainability initiatives. The quantitative basis of many such projects means that achieving
Measuring Social Sustainability: A Community-Centred Approach
Efforts to measure social and community sustainability confront a series of methodological dilemmas. We present four key distinctions that tend to orient such efforts: between objective and
Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is going through a crisis: A concentration on conventional approaches to development, including an unsustainable reliance on mining, forestry, and foreign aid, has contributed to the
Nation Formation: Towards a Theory of Abstract Community
The author guides the reader through the theoretical contributions of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Gellner, Nairn and Giddens, demonstrating the strengths and weaknesses of their arguments. This