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Sustainability and underdevelopment: complex trade-offs on the Tibetan Plateau

Morton, Katherine


A fundamental challenge facing all states in the 21st century is how to create a balance between human and environmental needs. For poorer regions the trade-offs are particularly stark. Faced with difficult choices, the old logic of industrialisation tends to supersede the new logic of ecological modernisation, national interests trump local needs, and domestically driven imperatives outweigh global priorities. These impulses are hardly surprising given that they reflect historical patterns of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability


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