An Introduction to Sustainable Development

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Publication date: 11 July 2008

Citation

(2008), "An Introduction to Sustainable Development", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 9 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2008.24909cae.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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An Introduction to Sustainable Development

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

Article Type: Books and resources From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 9, Issue 3

Peter P. Rogers, Kazi F. Jalal and John A. Boyd,Earthscan,London,November 2007,416 pp.,ISBN 9781844075201,£18.99

The most comprehensive textbook ever written on sustainable development, pilot tested worldwide. Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, and more.

The areas covered in the publication embellished by a number of case studies have made it a truly worthwhile compendium focusing on sustainable development issues. The way via which the issue of social dimensions and policies in the context of sustainable development is described is especially worthy mentioning. The chapters on the role of non-state actors and that of international financial institutions have also added to the richness of the publication. The language is smooth and flows very well in developing a particular issue and that would add to the popularity of the publication. This is a publication which will be of immense benefit for the younger generation in their comprehension of sustainable development.

This review was subsequently published in MEQ Volume 19 Issue 4 2008.