Ecological Sustainability and Integrity: Concepts and Approaches

Ecological Sustainability and Integrity: Concepts and Approaches

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This book follows upon earlier work which culminated in the publication of two recent books, Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (John Lemons and Donald A. Brown, editors), and Perspectives on Ecological Integrity (Laura Westra and John Lemons, editors). Both of these books also were published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. In this book, we seek to explore more fully the concepts of sustainability and ecological integrity as well as the connections between them. We have divided chapters into three groups. In the first, the concept of sustainability in relation to science, law, and ethics is explored. In the second, concepts of sustainability and ecological integrity are applied to problems in specific natural resources. Finally, in the third group we examine possible approaches to public policy which might include concepts of sustainability and ecological integrity. Overall, we believe that this collection presents a wide variety of perspectives, discussions, and case studies. John Lemons Laura Westra Robert Goodland Editors ix CONTENTS PART I Sustainability in Relation to Science, Law, and Ethics Chapter 1 The Concept of Sustainability: A Critical Approach Lynton K. Caldwell 1. Problems of Definition 2 2. Behavioral Obstacles 4 3. Psychological Obstacles: Seven Deadly Sins of Unsustainability 8 4.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 316 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XIX, 316 p.
  • 0792349091
  • 9780792349099

Table of contents

Part I: Sustainability in Relation to Science, Law, and Ethics. 1. The Concept of Sustainability: A Critical Approach; L.K. Caldwell. 2. Sustainability and Environmental Ethics; K. Shrader-Frechette. 3. Ecological Sustainability as a Conservation Concept; J.B. Callicott, K. Mumford. 4. Investigating Individual Motives for Environmental Action: Lexicographic Preferences, Beliefs and Attitudes; C.L. Spash. 5. Biocentrism and Ecological Integrity; J.P. Sterba. 6. Burden of Proof Requirements and Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, and Ethics; J. Lemons. Part II: Sustainability and Ecological Integrity: Problems in Natural Resources. 7. Water Resources: Agriculture, the Environment, and Ethics; D. Pimentel, et al. 8. Canada's Model Forest Program: The Manitoba Experience; P. Miller. 9. The Ratchet Effect; C.F. Jordan. 10. Sustaining World Fisheries Resources: An Ethical Dilemma; C.F. Cole. 11. Traditional Sustainability: A Case Study of Floodplain Fisheries Management in West Africa; R. Victor. Part III: Approaches to Public Policy. 12. The Federal Ecosystem Management Initiative in the United States; C.R. Malone. 13. Sustainability, Growth and Distributive Justice: Questioning Environmental Absolutism; T. Schrecker. 14. Environmental Sustainability in Agriculture: Bioethical and Religious Arguments Against Carnivory; R. Goodland. 15. Why We Need a Non- Anthropocentric Environmental Evaluation of Technology for Public Policy; L. Westra. 16. Coping with 2050; R.A. Carpenter. Index.
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