Strong Sustainability as a Frame for Sustainability Communication.

Ott, K., Muraca, B. and Baatz, Christian (2011) Strong Sustainability as a Frame for Sustainability Communication. In: Sustainability Communication. . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 13-25. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-1697-1_2.

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Abstract

The term sustainability has enjoyed great success, but at the cost of overextending its meaning to the point of trivialization. There is such an overabundance of definitions, concepts, models and political strategies that it is not clear anymore whether the terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ still bear any meaning. The theory outlined in this chapter counters these tendencies by identifying more precisely the normative field that constitutes the very core of the sustainability concept, while avoiding a too narrow understanding. It points out the ethical presuppositions as well as the requirements for a theoretical framework of a consistent and discursively justified concept of sustainability. This rectifies the vagueness of the term as currently used and offers new possibilities for sustainability communication.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Strong sustainability, Weak sustainability, Ethics, Philosophy, Natural capital
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R02
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R01
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1007/978-94-007-1697-1_2
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 10:58
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 17:22
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/39676

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