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A debate on ‘sustainable development’

sd1-minOver the past two decades, the concept of Sustainable Development (SD) has held high ground as the cardinal virtue of governance, the overarching imperative to be applied in all policy projects.

However, many authors insist on the contradictions, inconsistencies and ideological a prioris inherent in this concept, and distinguish SD from ‘Sustainability’ as an ethical principle.

Here are some texts aiming to clarify some of the numerous facets of this concept.

* Bob Jickling, 1992, ‘Why I Don’t Want My Children To Be Educated for Sustainable Development’, in Journal of Environmental Education, Vol. 23, No. 4

* N. Bogiazides, 2011, ‘Sustainability and its Discontents’, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Greece

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