Chapter 16 Suggested Readings

Redclift, M. 1987. Sustainable Development: Exploring the Contradictions. Routledge, Oxford.
One of the first explorations of the inherent contradictions of sustainable development approaches.

Daly, H. E. 1997. Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development. Beacon Press, Boston.
This book framed the debate over the economics of sustainable development.

Farley, J. and H. Daly. 2003. Ecological Economic: Principles and Applications. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
A good follow up to the classic Beyond Growth. Farley and Dale emphasize scale, distribution, and efficiency and the book is guided by the fundamental question: What is really important to us?

Margoluis, R. and N. Salafsky. 1998. Measures of Success: Designing, Managing, and Monitoring Conservation and Development Projects. Island Press, Covelo, CA.
A useful guide to implementing and assessing sustainable development projects, meant to be accessible for conservationists and citizen groups in action.

Oates, J. F. 1999. Myth and Reality in the Rainforest: How Conservation Strategies are Failing in West Africa. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
A critique of conservation and development strategies, citing severely adverse consequences for wildlife in West Africa as a result of community development projects.

Diamond, J. 2004. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Viking, New York.
Diamond explores the ways in which accidents of geography and environmental management have influenced the viabilities of various civilizations.

McShane, T. O. and M. P. Wells (eds.). 2004. Getting Biodiversity Projects to Work: Towards More Effective Conservation and Development. Columbia University Press, New York.
A recent exploration of the challenges of conservation and development approaches, and the role that they may best serve in conserving biodiversity.