Institutions and Sustainability

Institutions and Sustainability

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From the first vague idea to use Konrad Hagedorna€™s 60th birthday as an inspi- tion for taking stock of his vibrant academic contributions, this joint book project has been a great pleasure for us in many ways. Pursuing Hagedorna€™s intellectual development, we have tried to reflect on the core questions of humanity according to Ernst Bloch a€œWho are we?a€, a€œWhere do we come from?a€ and a€œWhere are we heading?a€ In this way, and without knowing it, Konrad Hagedorn initiated a c- lective action process he would have very much enjoyed ... if he had been allowed to take part in it. But it was our aim and constant motivation to surprise him with this collection of essays in his honour. Konrad Hagedorn was reared as the youngest child of a peasant family on a small farm in the remote moorland of East Frisia, Germany. During his childhood in the poverty-ridden years after the Second World War, he faced a life where humans were heavily dependent on using nature around them for their livelihoods; meanwhile, he learned about the fragility of the environment. As a boy, he - tended a one-room schoolhouse, where his great intellectual talents were first r- ognised and used for co-teaching his schoolmates. These early teaching expe- ences might have laid the foundations for his later becoming a dedicated lecturer and mentor.Any quest for the a€œrighta€ scale of resource management institutions may be un- successful, but this does not mean there ... arrangements as they relate to the governance and management of human activities with regard to natural resources.

Title:Institutions and Sustainability
Author:Volker Beckmann, Martina Padmanabhan
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-02-07


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