Table of contents for Sustainability and the civil commons : rural communities in the age of globalization / Jennifer Sumner.

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Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 3

1 The Age of Globalization 14
  Corporate Globalization 19
  Globalization from Below 25

2 Rural Reckoning: The Impacts of Corporate Globalization
  on Rural Communities 30
  Economic Impacts 33
  Political Impacts 47
  Social Impacts 48
  Environmental Impacts 51
  Gendered Impacts 53
  Cultural Impacts 55

3 Strategies for Sustainability: Building a Theory for Practice 59
  The Basis of the Theoretical Model 61
  Commonalities and Differences 69
  The Formation of the Theoretical Model 72
  Using the Theoretical Model 73

4 Searching for Sustainability: Past and Present 76
  The Idea 76
  The Concept 77
  The History 79
  The Watershed: The Brundtland Report 81
  The Definitions 84
  Perspectives and Definitions in the Academic Literature 85

5 Searching for Sustainability: Future 93
  Sustainability as a Set of Structures 94
  Sustainability as a Set of Processes 95
  Sustainability as the Civil Commons 96
  Whose Tragedy of the Commons? 108
  From the Enclosure of the Commons to the Assault on
    the Civil Commons 109
  A New Understanding of Sustainability 109

6 New Directions for Research 116
  A New Understanding of Sustainable Development 117
  A New Understanding of Sustainable Rural Community 121
  Sustainable Globalization 124
  Living in the Age of Sustainable Globalization 127

Notes 133
Bibliography 153
Index 175


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Sustainable development, Globalization, Capitalism, Cooperation, Quality of life, Canada Rural conditions, D‚eveloppement durable, Mondialisation, Capitalisme, Coop‚eration, Qualit‚e de la vie, Canada Conditions rurales