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Higher Education in a Sustainable Society : A Case for Mutual Competence Building (Reprint) (Paperback)

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This book addresses the following question: What is a sustainable society, and how can higher education help us to develop toward it? The core argument put forward is that the concept of sustainability reaches much farther than just the direct aspects of environmental threats and carbon emissions. Using higher education as a point of departure, the book shows that sustainability involves a broad range of disciplines, from nursing and nutrition to technology and management. It argues that a sustainable society entails a distinct perspective on society that influences our social thinking in terms of ethics, democracy and knowledge development. The book also discusses if (and if so, how) higher education can and should contribute to such a development based on the principles of the freedom of science in a liberal, democratic society. The book presents Mutual Competence Building as a concept higher education can adapt in order to contribute to a sustainable Society.

Edition: Reprint
Genre: Business + Money Management, Education, Science
Series Title: Csr, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2016
TCIN: 51895742
UPC: 9783319365886
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-9948
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