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Sustainability Assessment
 
 

Sustainability Assessment, 1st Edition

Context of Resource and Environmental Policy

 
Sustainability Assessment, 1st Edition,Mohammad Ali,ISBN9780124071964
 
 
 

  

Academic Press

9780124071964

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Sustainability Assessment is a comprehensive compilation of all the known policy factors related to sustainability. This book outlines all of the elements and considerations of community aspects of policy evaluation in an effort to reduce the future consequences on resources and environmental sustainability. The basic assumption behind it is that sustainability, though oriented to resources and meeting demands, starts from formulation of policy. Policies are so interrelated that all policies have some roles to play toward sustainability.

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Key Features

    * Helps policymakers integrate the objectives of sustainability into policy actions in a given socio-political environment and plan a strategy for policy implementation
    * Includes some policy factors that have not been discussed in other texts

    Description

    Sustainability Assessment is a comprehensive compilation of all the known policy factors related to sustainability. This book outlines all of the elements and considerations of community aspects of policy evaluation in an effort to reduce the future consequences on resources and environmental sustainability. The basic assumption behind it is that sustainability, though oriented to resources and meeting demands, starts from formulation of policy. Policies are so interrelated that all policies have some roles to play toward sustainability.

    Readership

    policy makers, academic researchers, students, NGOs

    Mohammad Ali

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Environmental Science and Management, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Sustainability Assessment, 1st Edition

    List of Abbreviations

    Chapter 1. Sustainability Assessment of Policy

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Rationale

    1.3 Understanding Discourses

    Chapter 2. Sustainability Climate of Policy

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Emergence of Policy Sustainability

    2.3 Concept of Sustainability

    2.4 Sustainability Initiative

    Chapter 3. Characterizing Sustainability Assessment

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Resource System

    3.3 Social System

    3.4 Global System

    3.5 Target Achievement

    3.6 Accommodating Tradition and Culture

    3.7 Selection of Instrument

    3.8 Integration of Decision System

    3.9 Responding to International Cooperation

    Chapter 4. Considerations of Sustainability Assessment

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Socioeconomic Consideration

    4.3 Consideration of System Peculiarities

    4.4 Consideration of Component Peculiarities

    Chapter 5. Issues of Sustainability Assessment

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Issues Related to Society

    5.3 Issues Related to Policy Discourse

    5.4 Issues Related to Actors

    5.5 Black Boxing

    Chapter 6. Components of Sustainability Assessment

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Social Adequacy

    6.3 Scientific Adequacy

    6.4 Status Quo

    6.5 Policy Process

    6.6 Policy Stimulus

    6.7 Participation

    6.8 Sectoral Growth

    6.9 Resource Exploitation

    6.10 Traditional Practices

    6.11 Role of Actors

    6.12 Framework Assessment

    6.13 Scope Evaluation

    6.14 Evaluation of Implementation

    6.15 Instrument Evaluation

    6.16 Structural Evaluation

    6.17 Cause Evaluation

    6.18 Cost Evaluation

    6.19 Impact Assessment

    6.20 Quantitative Approach

    6.21 Anthropogenic Evaluation

    6.22 Influence of Other Policies

    Chapter 7. Linkages of Sustainability Assessment

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Parallel Linkage

    7.3 Linkage of Ascendancy

    7.4 Linkage of Descendancy

    7.5 Linkage of Hierarchy

    7.6 Horizontal Linkage

    7.7 Quasi-political Linkages

    7.8 External Linkage

    7.9 Market Linkage

    7.10 Evaluation of Link to the Past

    7.11 Actors and Story Line

    7.12 Practices and Story Line

    7.13 Reflection of Image of Change

    7.14 Integrating Information

    7.15 Forecasting

    7.16 Assessing Options

    7.17 Post-decision Assessment

    Chapter 8. Assessment of Policy Instruments

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Approaches of Implementation

    8.3 Attributes of Instrument

    8.4 Choice of Instruments

    8.5 Instruments as a Component of Policy Design

    8.6 Addressing the Implementation of Instruments

    Chapter 9. Social Perspectives of Sustainability

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Participation Evaluation

    9.3 Process Evaluation

    9.4 Retrospective Policy Evaluation

    9.5 Evaluation of Policy Focus

    9.6 Deductive Policy Evaluation

    9.7 Comparative Modeling

    9.8 Deductive Modeling

    9.9 Optimizing Perspectives

    9.10 Political Perspectives

    Chapter 10. Factors of Sustainability Assessment

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Actor as Policy Factor

    10.3 Global Resource Factor

    10.4 Local Resource Factors

    10.5 Participation Factor

    10.6 Participation Catalyst

    10.7 Economic Factors

    10.8 Administrative Factor

    10.9 Market Influence

    10.10 Historical Factor

    10.11 Other Factors

    Chapter 11. Tools for Sustainability Assessment

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Indicators for Evaluating Resource Dimension

    Chapter 12. Problems in Sustainability Assessment

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Boundary Problem

    12.3 Problem with Social Concern

    12.4 Role of Science

    12.5 Institutional Difficulty

    12.6 Implementation Problem

    Chapter 13. Discussion and Recommendation

    13.1 Discussion

    13.2 Recommendation

    13.3 Importance

    Summary

    References

    Quotes and reviews

    "Sustainability Assessment: Context of Resource and Environmental Policy. By Mohammad Ali. Academic Press. Amsterdam (The Netherlands): Elsevier. $39.95 (paper). x 188 p.; ill.; no index. ISBN: 978-0-12-407196-4. 2013." - The Quarterly Review of Biology, Sep 2014

     
     
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