Sustainable Livelihood Approach

A Critique of Theory and Practice

Authors: Morse, Stephen, McNamara, Nora

  • Provides a critical review of the sustainable livelihood approach
  • Looks at SLA in practice and not just in theory
  • Explores some of the central challenges of putting SLA into practice
  • Suggests how SLA can be modified to make it more relevant to all places on the globe; from sustainable livelihood to sustainable lifestyle
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About this book

 

We all view the ubiquitous term ‘sustainability’ as a worthwhile goal. But how can we apply the principles of sustainability in the real world, at the sharp end of communities in developing nations where income insecurity is the troubled norm? This volume provides some practical answers, explaining the precepts of the ‘sustainable livelihood approach’ (SLA) through the case study of a microfinance scheme in Africa.

 

The case study, centered around the work of the Catholic Church’s Diocesan Development Services organization, involved an SLA implemented over two years designed in part to help enhance its existing microfinance operation through closer links between local communities and international donors. The book’s central conclusion is that we must move beyond the concept of sustainable livelihood itself, with its in-built polarities between developed and developing nations, and embrace a more global notion of ‘sustainable lifestyle’; a more nuanced and inclusive approach that encompasses not just how we make a sustainable living, but how we can live sustainable lives.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Sustainability and Sustainable Livelihoods

    Morse, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Theory Behind the Sustainable Livelihood Approach

    Morse, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 15-60

  • Context of the Sustainable Livelihood Approach

    Morse, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 61-99

  • The Sustainable Livelihood Approach in Practice

    Morse, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 101-154

  • Livelihood into Lifestyle

    Morse, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 155-173

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6267-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9280-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Livelihood Approach
Book Subtitle
A Critique of Theory and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6268-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6268-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6267-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9280-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 190
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations
Topics