Sustainability Primer Now Available

The Emergence and Evolution of Sustainable Development (1951 to 2011)

This primer on the emergence and evolution of sustainable development provides essential supplementary material for the textbook Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State. The primer expands on Chapter 2 of the textbook by discussing how key events in the United States, U.S. legislation, international conferences, seminal publications, and debates from the 1950s to the present have shaped the formulation of the concept of sustainable development.

The primer serves as a basic reference for scholars, researchers, students, and policy-makers concerned with sustainable development.