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Social sustainability, past and future : undoing unintended consequences for the earth's survival / Sander Van der Leeuw.

By: Leeuw, Sander Ernst van der [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: New directions in sustainability and society: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2020Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 516 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781108595247 (ebook).Subject(s): Environmental sociology | Sustainability -- Social aspects | Environmentalism -- Social aspects | Sustainable development -- Social aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version: : No titleDDC classification: 304.2 LOC classification: GE195 | .L423 2020Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: In this book, Sander Van der Leeuw examines how the modern world has been caught in a socio-economic dynamic that has generated the conundrum of sustainability. Combining the methods of social science and complex systems science, he explores how western, developed nations have globalized their world view and how that view has led to the sustainability challenges we are now facing. Its central theme is the co-evolution of cognition, demography, social organization, technology and environmental impact. Beginning with the earliest human societies, Van der Leeuw links the distant past with the present in order to demonstrate how the information and communications technology revolution is undermining many of the institutional pillars on which contemporary societies have been constructed. An original view of social evolution as the history of human information-processing, his book shows how the past offers insight into the present, and can help us deal with the future. This title is also available as Open Access.
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In this book, Sander Van der Leeuw examines how the modern world has been caught in a socio-economic dynamic that has generated the conundrum of sustainability. Combining the methods of social science and complex systems science, he explores how western, developed nations have globalized their world view and how that view has led to the sustainability challenges we are now facing. Its central theme is the co-evolution of cognition, demography, social organization, technology and environmental impact. Beginning with the earliest human societies, Van der Leeuw links the distant past with the present in order to demonstrate how the information and communications technology revolution is undermining many of the institutional pillars on which contemporary societies have been constructed. An original view of social evolution as the history of human information-processing, his book shows how the past offers insight into the present, and can help us deal with the future. This title is also available as Open Access.

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