Envisioning a Sustainable Society: Learning Our Way Out

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SUNY Press - Religion - 403 pages
The evidence is increasingly persuasive. We are changing the way our planet s physical systems work irrevocably. These changes are global and interconnected and unavoidable. They are upon us already, making it virtually impossible for any modern society to continue its present trajectory of growth.

This book provides a penetrating analysis of how we have come to this point, of why science and technology will fail to solve these problems, and of how we as a society must change in order to avoid ecological catastrophe. The scope is broad, the urgency of the message is impossible to ignore.
 

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Contents

Part I
7
Chapter
9
Chapter 2
20
Chapter 3
39
Chapter 4
58
Chapter 5
88
An Inquiry lnto Social Learning
115
Chapter 7
135
Enjoying Life Without Material Indulgence
218
Chapter 12
232
Recognizing And Avoiding The Detrimental Effects
255
Chapter 14
274
Chapter 15
304
Chapter 16
319
Part III
337
Chapter 18
352

Summary Of Concepts In Part I
150
Chapter 8
157
Sustaining Our Food Supply
176
Chapter 10
197

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Lester W. Milbrath is the Director of the Research Program in Environment and Society and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the author of The Washington Lobbyists, Political Participation, The Politics of Environmental Policy, and Environmentalists: Vanguard for a New Society.

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