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Foundations of Environmental SustainabilityThe Coevolution of Science and Policy$
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Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001

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Overcoming Barriers to Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development

Overcoming Barriers to Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development

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Foundations of Environmental Sustainability

Leif E. Christoffersen

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the importance of integrating the environmental sciences with the social sciences, as well as the fact that this rarely happens. By definition, sustainable development implies an interdisciplinary approach. However, very little progress has been made in developing the framework for actual interdisciplinary work. The parallels between the lack of integration of social and conservation sciences and between economic and social development are described.

Keywords:   environmental science, social science, sustainability, interdisciplinary approach

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