Tracing the Path of Sustainable Development through Major International Conferences: A Brief History and Overview of Sustainable Development 1964-2002 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Tracing the Path of Sustainable Development through Major International Conferences: A Brief History and Overview of Sustainable Development 1964-2002

Creator

  • Author: Dunn, Benjamin P.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Klaver, Irene
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Frodeman, Robert
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Rozzi, Ricardo
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: Web: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2010-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Starting with the idea that unsustainable practices contribute to issues of social justice and poverty as much as to ecological issues. Chapter 1 traces the origins of the terms sustainable and development individually to see how it is that they came together. Chapter 2 traces the major international conferences and documents and their use of the terms sustainable development. Chapter 3 takes a phenomenology approach to get a bit deeper into sustainable development. I examine the most commonly cited definition of sustainable development as well as a broader definition of sustainable development as a process of change. Chapter 4 examines the field of environmental ethics and argues that constant debates over value distract policy makers from the central question of what morally motivates people to support environmental ethics views. Chapter 5 examines the institution and regime building process, and the conclusion offers three questions to measure our progress.

Subject

  • Keyword: Sustainability
  • Keyword: biosphere reserves
  • Keyword: ecosystem approach
  • Keyword: WCED
  • Keyword: Our Common Future
  • Keyword: Brundtland Report
  • Keyword: sustainable development
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Sustainable development -- History.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Economic development.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Environmental ethics.

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Dunn, Benjamin P.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 664118562
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3864967
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc28413

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Philosophy
  • Academic Department: Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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