Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development offers a unified, transdisciplinary approach for transforming the industrial state in order to promote sustainable development. The authors present a deep analysis of the ways that industrial states – both developed and developing – 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 offer multipurpose solutions to the sustainability challenge that integrate industrial development, employment, technology, environment, national and international law, trade, finance, and public and worker health and safety. The authors present a compelling wake-up call that warns of the collision course set between the current paths of continued growth and inevitable unsustainability in the world today.
Offering clear examples and real solutions, this textbook illustrates how the driving forces that are currently promoting unsustainability can be refocused and redesigned to reverse course and improve the state of the world. This book is essential reading for those teaching and studying sustainable development and the critical roles of the economy, employment, and the environment.
Table of Contents
Overview Part I The Multidimensional Concept of Sustainability 1. Concern for a Global Future 2. The Emergence of Sustainable Development Part II Economic Development, Globalization, and Sustainability 3. Economic Development and Prosperity: Current Theory and Debate 4. Globalization: Technology, Trade Regimes, Capital Flows, and the Global Financial System 5. Technological Change, Globalization, and Sustainability Part III Industrial Policy and the Role of the Firm in Pursuing Sustainable Development 6. The Importance of Technological Innovation 7. The Role of the Industrial Firm in Achieving Sustainable Development 8. Government Policies to Foster Innovation, Economic Growth, and Employment Part IV National, Regional, and International Efforts to Advance Health, Safety, and the Environment 9. Regulatory Regimes to Protect Health, Safety, and the Environment: The United States Experience 10. Regional and International Regimes to Protect Health, Safety, and the Environment Part V International Trade and Energy 11. Trade Regimes and Sustainability 12. Climate Change and Energy Challenges Part VI Strategic Policy Design for Sustainable Transformations 13. Pathways to Sustainability: Co-optimizing Economic Development, the Environment, and Employment, and Earning Capacity