Sustainable Development

  title={Sustainable Development},
  author={Carlos J. Castro},
  journal={Organization \& Environment},
  pages={195 - 225}
Like democracy and globalization, the concept of sustainable development has become one of the most ubiquitous, contested, and indispensable concepts of our time. Although the concept was first introduced in response to environmental concerns, it has been defined primarily by the mainstream tradition of economic analysis, which tends to marginalize the issue of ecological sustainability itself. Recently, however, scholars advancing various critical perspectives challenged the mainstream… Expand
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