Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century (Global and International History)

ISBN-13: 9781107420953
ISBN-10: 1107420954
Edition: Reprint
Author: Macekura, Stephen
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 348 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107420953
ISBN-10: 1107420954
Edition: Reprint
Author: Macekura, Stephen
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 348 pages

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Acknowledged authors Macekura, Stephen wrote Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century (Global and International History) comprising 348 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107420954 and 9781107420953. Since then Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century (Global and International History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Of Limits and Growth connects three of the most important aspects of the twentieth century: decolonization, the rise of environmentalism, and the United States' support for economic development and modernization in the Third World. It links these trends by revealing how environmental NGOs challenged and reformed development approaches of the U.S. government, World Bank, and United Nations from the 1960s through the 1990s. The book shows how NGOs promoted the use of "appropriate" technologies, environmental reviews in the lending process, development plans based on ecological principles, and international cooperation on global issues such as climate change. It also reveals that the "sustainable development" concept emerged from transnational negotiations in which environmentalists accommodated the developmental aspirations of Third World intellectuals and leaders. In sum, Of Limits and Growth offers a new history of sustainability by elucidating the global origins of environmental activism, the ways in which environmental activists challenged development approaches worldwide, and how environmental non-state actors reshaped the United States' and World Bank's development policies.

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