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Sustainable Development and the Global Mining Industry: Volume 4: Appendices.

Argust, Peter William. (2000) Sustainable Development and the Global Mining Industry: Volume 4: Appendices. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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This paper reflects on how sustainability is being interpreted both theoretically and in practice for the primary extraction industries. Two contrasting perspectives can be adopted: one states that continued extraction of non-renewable resources is a necessary part of sustainable development, whilst the other states that extraction of these resources must be greatly reduced or even eliminated. It is shown that these different approaches can be traced back to underlying, often unarticulated, assumptions about the acceptability of trade-offs between different societal goals; attitudes towards uncertainties in scientific analysis and the reliability of management systems; and the perceived appropriateness of system boundaries at different conceptual scales. These assumptions are founded in the self-perception of organisations and individuals about their roles in society, and the cultural context within which these organisations and individuals define their raison d'etre.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Argust, Peter William.
Date : 2000
Additional Information : Thesis (Eng.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 2000.
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Date Deposited : 30 Apr 2019 08:08
Last Modified : 20 Aug 2019 15:33

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