Society and the Environment: A Swedish Research Perspective

  • Uno Svedin
  • Britt Hägerhäll Aniansson

Part of the Ecology, Economy & Environment book series (ECEE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Perspectives on Sustainability

  3. Instruments of Understanding

  4. The Shaping of Minds

  5. Concluding Remarks

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-323

About this book


Following the report by the World Commission on Environment and Development, research efforts devoted to sustainable development were promoted by the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (FRN).
With its fifteen essays by Swedish scholars on different aspects of society -- environment interface, giving various analyses of and prospects for the concept of sustainable development -- this book is a result of those efforts. The authors represent a spectrum of inter- and multidisciplinary approaches in the field of ecology, economy and environment. They are economists, ecologists, engineers, anthropologists, physicists, geographers, political scientists, science theorists and educationalists discussing sustainable development and the future of society and the environment.
The question is also raised whether there is a special Swedisch `touch' -- with a `responsibility for the world' ethos -- to the approach to environmental issues, especially as seen through the efforts of the research community.


Ordination Seen Sustainable Development development ecology environment organization sustainable economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Uno Svedin
    • 1
  • Britt Hägerhäll Aniansson
    • 2
  1. 1.Swedish Council for the Planning and Coordination of ResearchStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Miljö & Vetenskap Ani HBUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5243-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2799-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-9754
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