What is it about?

We provide a heuristic framework that can be used as a lens for understanding the arguments about the meaning of sustainable development.

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Why is it important?

This framework can also be used as an introduction to the wider literature on sustainable development because it is designed to bring greater clarity to this large, diverse and rapidly expanding field of enquiry populated by heterogeneous discourses, multiple approaches and a variety of recommendations as to the ways forward.

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Reviews the contrasting meanings of sustainable development

Professor Colin C Williams
University of Sheffield

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This page is a summary of: The diverse and contested meanings of sustainable development, Geographical Journal, June 2004, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/j.0016-7398.2004.00111.x.
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