Sustainable Development and Ecotourism


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General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria José Leitão Barroso Roxo


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

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Atkinson, G; Dietz, S; Newmayer, E(ed.) (2007). Handbook of Sustainable Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Honey, Martha, (2nd Ed.) 2008. Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? Island Press
Jcakson, T.(2009) Prosperity without Growth, the Transition to a Sustainable Economy. London: Sustainable Development Commission
Meadows, D; Meadows, D. (1972) Os Limites do Crescimento. Lisboa: Dom Quixote.
Newmayer, E (2003). Weak versus Strong Sustainability. Exploring the Limits of Two Opposing Paradigms.
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Ostrom, E. (2000). Collective action and the evolution of social norms. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(3), 137-158.
Ostrom, E. (2009). Understanding institutional diversity. Princeton University Press.
Robinsom, T.(2006) Work, Leisure, and the Environment. The vicious circle of overwork and over consumption. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub.
Strange, T & Bayley, A.(2008). Sustainable Development, Linking economy, society, environmen.OECD

Teaching method

Expositive class of theoretical concepts combined with thematic discussions by the students on specific topics agreed with the teacher. Some sessions will have guests who may be academics, members of NGOs or journalists, among others and students are expected to participate actively.

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