This article argues that there is a crisis of sustainable development. Sustainable development may mean a value system, but also may mean a set of societal development processes, manifested in political economy and culture. One crisis of sustainable development in either meaning arises from a combination of elements under neoliberalism. We stress three. (1) Sustainable development includes complex demands about justice. These involve conflicts among neoliberal justice and rival more philosophically plausible concepts of justice. (2) Care for the environment (basic to sustainable development) is complex, and generates multiple sometimes, conflicting demands on decision-making. (3)
Sandowski, Edward and Harris, Betty J.
"Is There a Crisis of Sustainable Development?,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 8, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol8/iss1/3
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