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Author Norton, Bryan G.

Title Sustainability : a philosophy of adaptive ecosystem management / Bryan G. Norton
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2005]


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 MELB  333.72 Nor/Sap  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 607 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Preface : beyond ideology -- A note to the busy reader : some shorter paths -- Ch. 1. An innocent at EPA -- Pt. I. Setting the stage for adaptive management -- Ch. 2. Language as our environment -- Ch. 3. Epistemology and adaptive management -- Ch. 4. Interlude : removing barriers to integrative solutions -- Pt. II. Value pluralism and cooperation -- Ch. 5. Where we are and where we want to be -- Ch. 6. Re-modeling nature as valued -- Ch. 7. Environmental values as community commitments -- Ch. 8. Sustainability and our obligations to future generations -- Ch. 9. Environmental values and community goals -- Pt. III. Integrated environmental action -- Ch. 10. Improving the decision process -- Ch. 11. Disciplinary stew -- Ch. 12. Integrated environmental analysis and action -- App. Justifying the method
Summary "While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability, using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary that can accommodate scientific and evaluative environmental discourse."
"Emphasizing cooperation and adaptation through social learning, Norton provides a practical framework that encourages an experimental approach to language clarification and problem formulation, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to creating solutions. By moving beyond the scientific arena to acknowledge the importance of public discourse, Sustainability offers an entirely novel approach to environmentalism."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Sustainability
Environmental assessment
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-599) and index
Subject Environmental policy.
Environmental management -- Decision making.
Interdisciplinary research.
Communication in science.
Sustainable development.
LC no. 2005007412
ISBN 0226595196 cloth alkaline paper
0226595218 paperback alkaline paper