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Terry Marsden

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 1: Introduction to Part One: Sustainability and Governance: Some Starting Points

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Introduction to Part One: Sustainability and Governance: Some Starting Points
Introduction to Part One: Sustainability and Governance: Some Starting Points
Terry Marsden

The onset of sustainability debates started in the 1970s. This introductory part collects together seven chapters, which explore the ‘age of sustainability’ and its paradigms from different theoretical and disciplinary standpoints. The first four chapters take different, but related, approaches, all of which are now relevant to the development of the social science contribution to sustainability science. They deal with systems perspectives (Farioli et al.); developments from the perspectives of environmental philosophy and ethics (Attfield); the role of social science perspectives in nature–society transitions (Andersson and Sjöblom); and tourism and nature in an era of sustainability (Gill). One pivotal theme of all four of ...

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