Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development Transforming the Industrial State Nicholas A. Ashford, Ralph P. Hall

Publication date:
18 Oct 2011
Yale University Press
752 pages: 279 x 216 x 38mm
65 b-w illus.
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In this book Nicholas A. Ashford and Ralph P. Hall offer a unified, transdisciplinary approach for achieving sustainable development in industrialized nations. They present an insightful analysis of the ways in which industrial states are currently unsustainable and how economic and social welfare are related to the environment, to public health and safety, and to earning capacity and meaningful and rewarding employment. The authors argue for the design of multipurpose solutions to the sustainability challenge that integrate economics, employment, technology, environment, industrial development, national and international law, trade, finance, and public and worker health and safety. This book is essential reading for anyone with a policy or scholarly interest in sustainable development and the critical roles of the economy, employment, and the environment.

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• Winner of the 2012 Green Book Festival in the Business category

Nicholas A. Ashford is a professor of technology and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the director of the MIT Technology and Law Program, and a faculty associate in the School of Engineering, the Sloan School of Management, and the Urban Studies Department. Ralph P. Hall is an assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

Winner of the 2012 Green Book Festival in the Business category, sponsored by JM Northern Media LLC

“The main adjective characterizing this book is 'impressive'. It is impressive in its aims as it pushes the international [sustainable development] discussion a logical step forwards towards unravelling the links between technology, environment, globalization, and [sustainable development]. It advocates that economy should meet the needs for a meaningful employment and a stable working environment. In this way, the book has prospective capacity. It is impressive in its content: it provides the most comprehensive overview of issues in [sustainable development] I know.”—Luc Hens, Springer Journal