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Nicolas Ashford and Ralph Hall. Technology globalization and sustainable development: transforming the industrial state, revised edition

New York and London: Earthscan/Routledge, 2019
  • Richard SmardonEmail author
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This is a revised edition of the book of the same title published in 2011 (Ashford and Hall 2011). As stated by Sivaraman (2012) who reviewed the 2011 version of this book—the authors have produced a revised “magnum opus” addressing technology, globalization, and sustainability in one volume of some 753 pages. Nicholas Ashford is a Professor of Technology and Policy and a Director of the Technology and Law Program at the MIT in Cambridge Mass. Ralph Hall is a lecturer in Law and Policy in the Department of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech and also directs the undergraduate program in the same subject domain.

This book has six parts. The overview sets the stage of the following book chapters. What is notable with this book throughout is the role of economic employment as a key facet of sustainability, which is slightly different emphasis than other books on sustainability. Of course, there are very few textbooks that combine the topics of technology, globalization, and...

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  1. Ashford NA, Hall RP (2011) Technology, globalization, and sustainable development; transforming the state. Yale University Press, New Haven CT and London, p 752Google Scholar
  2. Ashford NA, Hall RP (2019) Technology, globalization, and sustainable development; transforming the state. CRC/Routledge, New York & London, p 753Google Scholar
  3. Focht W, Reiter MA, Barresi PA, Smardon RC (2019) Education for sustainable human and environmental systems: from theory to practice. CRC Routledge, London and New York, p 268Google Scholar
  4. Sivaraman MR (2012) Technology, globalization, and sustainable development; transforming the state. Int J Environ Stud 69(4):670–675CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental StudiesSUNY/College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuseUSA

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