Multiple criteria decision analysis and sustainable development

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© 2005, Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. Sustainable development is a multidimensional concept, including socio-economic, ecological, technical and ethical perspectives. In making sustainability policies operational, basic questions to be answered are sustainability of what and whom? As a consequence, sustainability issues are characterised by a high degree of conflict. The main objective of this Chapter is to show that multiple-criteria decision analysis is an adequate approach for dealing with sustainability conflicts at both micro and macro levels of analysis. To achieve this objective, lessons, learned from both theoretical arguments and empirical experience, are reviewed. Guidelines of “good practice” are suggested too.
Idioma originalEnglish
Títol de la publicacióInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Pàgines953-986
Nombre de pàgines33
Volum78
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de gen. 2005

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