An Introduction to Sustainable Development

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 13 June 2008



(2008), "An Introduction to Sustainable Development", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 19 No. 4.



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An Introduction to Sustainable Development

Article Type: Books and resources From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4

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. I am particularly impressed by the way you brought in the issue of social dimensions and policies in the context of sustainable development. The chapters on the role of non-state actors and that of international financial institutions have 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 I believe will be of immense benefit for the younger generation in their comprehension of sustainable development (Anwarul).

This review was previously published in IJSHE Volume 9 Issue 3 2008.

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