The global sustainability crisis: The implications for community

F.E. Trainer (School of Social Studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Publication date: 1 November 1997


Begins with a summary of the limits to growth analysis of the global situation, identifying over‐production and over‐consumption as the basic causes of ecological damage, resource depletion, Third World deprivation and social breakdown. Gives attention to the destructive effects of market relations on community and the social bond. States that if this analysis is valid some inescapable implications follow for the form that a sustainable society must take. Finally, outlines a general strategy for the building of sustainable communities and makes reference to the global ecovillage movement beginning to undertake this task.



Trainer, F.E. (1997), "The global sustainability crisis: The implications for community", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 24 No. 11, pp. 1219-1240.

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