Sustainable history of the concept and how it

Sustainable development –
historical roots of the concept

(1)            
Du Pisani, Jacobus
(2006) Sustainable development – historical roots of the concept, Environmental
Sciences, 3:2, 83-96

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(2)            
In this article, Jacobus Du Pisani
explains the origin of the concept of sustainable development by reviewing its
history as well as explaining how the idea has evolved through the centuries. (3)
The author uses historical data sourced from many essays and articles to support
his main idea which is that sustainable development is not only a positive concept
that meets the needs of us in the present, it also allows the needs of future
generations to be met without compromise. (4) The research in this essay is
based on dates ranging between the 5th century BC and 2007. (5) The
essay is useful to my assignment topic, as Du Pisani describes the meaning of
sustainable development as well as gives the history of the concept and how it
came to be. (6) The main limitation of this essay is that the provided
information was taken up until 2007, therefore further research and development
of the concept are not taken into consideration at the time this essay was
published. (7) The authors conclusion is that further refinement needs to be
undertaken in order for the concept of sustainable development to evolve. (8)
This article will help form the basis of my research as it is a useful tool in
explaining sustainable development and its conflicting

 

 

Traditions of
Sustainability in Tourism Studies

(1)            
­­Saarinen,
J. (2006) Traditions of Sustainability in Tourism Studies, Annals of Tourism
Research, Vol. 33, No. 4 pp 1121 – 1140

 

(2)            
In
this article Jarkko Saarinen analyses how the limits of growth are approached
and evaluated on a local scale, as well as bringing awareness that the
different understandings of them hold distinct traditions each different in
their focuses. (3) The purpose of this paper, as stated by Saarinen, is to
analyse the idea and nature of sustainable tourism as well as how the limits of
growth are characterized, known, and set in principle. The research is based on
how these limits are approached and evaluated in discussions on a local scale,
as well as the need for alternative and more environment- and host- friendly
practices in development, planning, and policies. (4) The scope paper focusses
on research from present-day dated back to the 60’s. (5) This article is useful
to my assignment topic as it explains the three traditions of sustainability
and their challenges and how they affect the concepts of sustainability and
development. (6)  The limitations of this
paper are that it covers only recent history (from the 60’s onwards) and
touches more so on how the limits of growth affect a local scale versus the
affects on a global scale. If it covered a broader timeframe as well as
included the importance of both local and global sustainability in relation to
one another, then there would be a better understanding. (7) The author
concludes that the limits of growth cannot be established and grounded solely
on local or global perspectives as sustainability is a matter of both local and
global responsibilities together. (8) This paper will not form the basis of my
assignment research, however it will be a useful source of supplementary
information if needed.

Declaration adoption marks
the end of the first step

(1)            
Toensing, G.
C. (2007, September). Declaration adoption marks the end of the first step. In Indian Country Today. Retrieved January
25, 2018, from http://indianlaw.org/sites/default/files/resources/ICT_Declaration_marks_end_of_first_step_9-21-07.pdf

 

(2)            
 In this
article, Gale Courey Toensing reflects and reviews the battle indigenous peoples
faced during the creation of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
(3) The authors aim is to bring awareness to the declaration hardships of the people
and to seek recognition of indigenous peoples’ identities and relief from the violation
of their rights. (4) The article is based on the series of events between the years
of 1923 being when Chief Deskaheh first traveled to Geneva to address the rights
of his people, and 2007 when the article was published. (5) The article is useful
to my research as a secondary source of information, as it is not directly related
to my topic. (6) This article has no major limitations as it is merely a breakdown
of the events leading up to the creation of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples, not a study or an in-depth analysis of the subject. (7) As indicated by
Toensing, the passage of the declaration is a momentous stepping stone, however,
much more work is required in the future to allow further acceptance of indigenous
peoples as a permanent part of the world community. (8) This article is very informative
in regards the history of indigenous people and the lack of rights that they have
endured over the years, as well as the formation of the Declaration of Rights of
Indigenous Peoples, however it will not form the basis of my research.