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dc.contributor.authorLeach, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorStirling, Andrew Charles
dc.contributor.authorScoones, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-10T12:47:42Z
dc.date.available2022-02-10T12:47:42Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifierONIX_20220210_9781136541674_3
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52748
dc.description.abstractLinking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges of our times. These must be met in a world of rapid, interconnected change in environments, societies and economies, and globalised, fragmented governance arrangements. Yet despite growing international attention and investment, policy attempts often fail. Why is this, and what can be done about it? How might we understand and address emergent threats from epidemic disease, or the challenges of water scarcity in dryland India? In the context of climate change, how might seed systems help African farmers meet their needs, and how might appropriate energy strategies be developed? This book lays out a new 'pathways approach' to address sustainability challenges such as these in today's dynamic world. Through an appreciation of dynamics, complexity, uncertainty, differing narratives and the values-based aims of sustainability, the pathways approach allows us to see how some approaches are dominant, even though they do not produce the desired results, and how to create successful alternative 'pathways' of responding to the challenges we face. As well as offering new ways of thinking about sustainability, the book also suggests a series of practical ways forward - in tools and methods, forms of political engagement, and styles of knowledge-making and communication. Throughout the book, the practicalities of the pathways approach are illustrated using four case studies: water in dryland India, agricultural seeds in Africa, responses to epidemic disease and energy systems/climate change. Published in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNC Applied ecology
dc.subject.otheradaptive
dc.subject.otherapproach
dc.subject.otheravian
dc.subject.otherfevers
dc.subject.othergovernance
dc.subject.otherhaemorrhagic
dc.subject.otherincomplete
dc.subject.otherinfluenza
dc.subject.otherknowledge
dc.subject.otherpathways
dc.titleDynamic Sustainabilities
dc.title.alternativeTechnology, Environment, Social Justice
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781849775069
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781136541674
oapen.relation.isbn9781849710923
oapen.relation.isbn9781849775069
oapen.relation.isbn9781849710930
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages232


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