The numerous definitions of sustainability that appear in the economics, ecology and policy literature all focus on the key societal goal of self-preservation. No society wants to see itself reduced in stature with the passage of time just as most of the individuals who comprise society want to see their descendants enjoy a quality of life that is at least as good as their own.
|Title of host publication||Measuring and Promoting Wellbeing: How Important is Economic Growth? Essays in honour of Ian Castles AO and a selection of Castles' papers|
|Editors||Andrew Podger and Dennis Trewin|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|