A Comparative Study between the Mainstream, Critical, and Islamic Approaches to Sustainable Development

Nugraha, Rangga Tri (2021) A Comparative Study between the Mainstream, Critical, and Islamic Approaches to Sustainable Development. MA/MSc thesis, BCE Nemzetközi, Politikai és Regionális Tanulmányok Intézet, Nemzetközi Kapcsolatok Tanszék. Szabadon elérhető változat / Unrestricted version: http://publikaciok.lib.uni-corvinus.hu/publikus/szd/Nugraha_Rangga_Tri.pdf

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The concept of sustainable development was first coined in the Brundtland Report in 1987. However, the debates revolving around the conception are never ending. In a broad sense, the ideas on sustainable development can be categorised into three approaches: mainstream, critical, and Islamic. This study evaluates the three essential elements of sustainable development from each and every approach based on their ability to produce relative decoupling, creating intragenerational justice based on Rawlsian theory of justice, and ability to help future generations to meet their needs according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The study shows that each approach has their own good and bad looking at their practices. It can be said that Islamic approach to sustainable development covers the three elements the best among the three approaches compared. It is just that it does not have a clear set of specific guidance on how can the Islamic view on the environment be applied. Keywords: sustainable development, environment, intragenerational justice, intergenerational justice.

Item Type:MA/MSc thesis
Subjects:International relations
Economic development, sustainable development
ID Code:14420
Specialisation:International Relations
Deposited On:08 Dec 2021 12:43
Last Modified:08 Dec 2021 12:43

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