Human Progress Towards Equitable Sustainable
Development – Part II: Empirical Exploration
Pepco Holdings INC, USA
Lublin University of Technology - Faculty of Environmental Science
June 1, 2011
Problemy Ekorozwoju - Problems of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 33-62, 2011
The paper propose an empirical definition of sustainable development, which is used for detailed conceptualization and operationalization into an index for comparing national polities. Patterns/gaps of sustainable development index performance among national polities using a sample of 132 countries are explored comparatively based on readily available secondary data. Finally, the fractal-based framework is used to make concluding observations and discussions regarding national polities performance on sustainable development as an index of social sustainability, technological sustainability and environmental sustainability indications.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: sustainable development, social sustainability, technological sustainability, environmental sustainability
JEL Classification: O13, Q20, Q32, Q41, R11, M14