Squaring the circle? Some thoughts on the idea of sustainable development

@article{Robinson2004SquaringTC,
  title={Squaring the circle? Some thoughts on the idea of sustainable development},
  author={J. Robinson},
  journal={Ecological Economics},
  year={2004},
  volume={48},
  pages={369-384}
}
  • J. Robinson
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Ecological Economics
Abstract The paper reviews how the concept of sustainable development has played out in industrialized countries since 1987. It examines the theory and practice of sustainable development in the context of three criticisms (it is vague, attracts hypocrites and fosters delusions), and argues for an approach to sustainability that is integrative, is action-oriented, goes beyond technical fixes, incorporates a recognition of the social construction of sustainable development, and engages local… Expand
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