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DOI 10.1080/13504509909470000
Title (Primary) Defining and achieving sustainable development
Author Klauer, B.
Source Titel International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
Year 1999
Department OEKON; OEKUS
Volume 6
Issue 2
Page From 114
Page To 121
Language englisch
Abstract This paper analyses the fundamental problems of defining and achieving sustainable development. A common core of the various definitions of sustainability circulating is identified. Economic and scientific approaches to operationalize sustainability generally lead to management rules, which — if obeyed — should guarantee sustainability. Since it is not possible to precisely predict the future, this scientific—technical—economic route to sustainability may fail. A second, ethical way, to sustainability which interprets sustainability as an ideal for fair play is introduced. How the two different ways may complement one another with a three-step hierarchy of political goals is elucidated.
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Klauer, B. (1999):
Defining and achieving sustainable development
Int. J. Sustain. Dev. World Ecol. 6 (2), 114 - 121 10.1080/13504509909470000