Sustainable Development and Ecological Modernisation: National Capacity for Rigorous Environmental Reform

  • Maurie J. Cohen
Part of the Studies in Ecological Economics book series (SEEC, volume 2)


Attentive observers in recent years have begun to ascertain a policy shift in advanced nations as the concept of sustainable development has gained credence across a range of the political-economic spectrum. Even interests typically regarded as staunch antagonists to reform — for instance major chemical and resource extraction corporations — have begun to endorse a version of environmental sustainability. While sustainable development was once the rallying call of a few lonely environmentalists, its merit has become an accepted, and indeed almost fashionable, point of faith for many people and organisations.


Sustainable Development Gross Domestic Product Environmental Sustainability Multinational Corporation Environmental Improvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurie J. Cohen
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  1. 1.Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and SocietyCollege Oxford UniversityMansfieldUK

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