17.181 / 17.182 Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy, Spring 2003
Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy
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Examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." Focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). Explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives. Implications for political constitution of economic performance.
consumption, economics, production, sociology, technology, regulation, environment, business, aging, population, countries, developing, development, industrial, industrialized, nations, politics, political, theory, sustainable, public, policy, sustainability, economies, transition, growth, institutions, institutional, trade, international, 17.181, 17.182, Sustainable development