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Ester Boserup’s Legacy on Sustainability

Orientations for Contemporary Research

Editors: Fischer-Kowalski, M., Reenberg, A., Schaffartzik, A., Mayer, A. (Eds.)

  • The first comprehensive scientific publication on the life and work of Ester Boserup one of the pioneers of sustainability research
  • Includes contributions from experts in a wide range of disciplines: agricultural sciences, biology, geography, history, ecology, landscape planning, physics, sociology, environmental sciences and economics
  • Presents a cross-section of contemporary sustainability research, with a special focus on the role of society-nature interrelations, agriculture and gender
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About this book

Arising from a scientific conference marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, this book honors the life and work of the social scientist and diplomat Ester Boserup, who blazed new trails in her interdisciplinary approach to development and sustainability.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Ester Boserup: An Interdisciplinary Visionary Relevant for Sustainability

    Turner, B. L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • “Finding Out Is My Life”: Conversations with Ester Boserup in the 1990s

    Mathieu, Jon

    Pages 13-22

  • Boserup’s Theory on Technological Change as a Point of Departure for the Theory of Sociometabolic Regime Transitions

    Fischer-Kowalski, Marina (et al.)

    Pages 23-42

  • The Dwindling Role of Population Pressure in Land Use Change—a Case from the South West Pacific

    Birch-Thomsen, Torben (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Conceptual and Empirical Approaches to Mapping and Quantifying Land-Use Intensity

    Erb, Karlheinz (et al.)

    Pages 61-86

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8678-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8677-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ester Boserup’s Legacy on Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Orientations for Contemporary Research
Editors
  • Marina Fischer-Kowalski
  • Anette Reenberg
  • Anke Schaffartzik
  • Andreas Mayer
Series Title
Human-Environment Interactions
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8678-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8678-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8677-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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