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Understanding sustainability: Synergetic views from environmental and ecological economics


Ahmed, Walid and Siwar, Chamsuri and Ahmad Damanhuri, Nasyrah and Islam, Rabiul (2012) Understanding sustainability: Synergetic views from environmental and ecological economics. Advances in Environmental Biology, 6 (5). pp. 1659-1668. ISSN 1995 - 0756

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Abstract

A critical review of the environmental and ecological literature on sustainable development reveals a lack of a conceptual framework for understanding sustainability.A review shows that the definitions of sustainability differ from one disciplinary field to another.Therefore, this article aims to conceptually synthesize the interdisciplinary literature on sustainability, from environmental and ecological perspectives. This article critically explores environmental and ecological literature on sustainability recognizing the views of the two perspectives, and then synthesizes concepts, where each concept has distinctive synergetic meanings.The analytical process elaborates a set of concepts that together assemble the conceptual framework for enhancing our understanding about sustainability.The research question which this article tries to answer is whether environmental and ecological economics as two perspectives adequately provide synergetic views for enhancing our understanding in view of sustainability.If so, what is the conceptual framework for enhancing our understanding about sustainability?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 07:11
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 07:11
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/19020

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