Prof. Nazli Choucri
17.181 / 17.182
Undergraduate / Graduate
This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives along with implications for political constitution of economic performance.
Choucri, Nazli. 17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-181-sustainable-development-theory-and-policy-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA