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Mapping Sustainability

  • Nazli Choucri
Part of the Alliance For Global Sustainability Bookseries book series (AGSB, volume 11)

While almost everyone agrees that the quest for sustainable development is one of the most significant challenges for all societies in all parts of the world, there are considerable disagreements about the specific meaning of sustainable development and a range of contentions surrounding the term sustainability. This situation is particularly problematic in light of the explosion of information about sustainability now available in electronic form, the increasing use of the Internet as a mode of communication and exchange, and the difficulties often encountered in locating and selecting relevant knowledge on any specific set of issues. These conditions create a critical imperative, namely, one of devising a strategy for organizing and managing information flows about sustainability on the Internet, where quantity dominates and quality is often sacrificed. This imperative revolves around matters of content and of conduit.

Keywords

Sustainable Development Knowledge Domain Global System Policy Space Military Expenditure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nazli Choucri
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  1. 1.MITCambridgeUSA

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