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The Sustainable Development Paradox: Urban Political Economy in the United States and Europe

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Sustainability--with its promise of economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental integrity--is hardly a controversial goal. Yet scholars have generally overlooked the ways that policies aimed at promoting "sustainability" at local, national, and global scales have been shaped and constrained by capitalist social relations. This thought-provoking book reexamines su ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published August 30th 2007 by The Guilford Press (first published August 29th 2007)
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Justin Meek
Jun 03, 2008 Justin Meek rated it it was ok
Unfortunately this book was written for academics who seemingly haven't stepped off campus since receiving their graduate degree. As such, the essays within each chapter throw around hifalutin language & ideas that strangely do not seem to resemble the world we live in, let alone offer a cogent critique of the way humans live and their effect on the environment.
Lisa
Jun 24, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
Although the chapters are a bit uneven (and the early ones tend to tip over into left-wing paranoia), a lot of good theoretical work on sustainability in cities: what does it mean, what challenges does it present, what avenues of research remain to be explored? It also includes more social and participatory perspectives, which is always refreshing.
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May 16, 2009 gokce rated it liked it
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I am not very well versed in the literature on sustainability, and I enjoyed this edited volume. The first essay by Erik Swnygedouw is a favorite.
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