"The Illusion in Progress" Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

"The Illusion in Progress"
A book review about "The Illusion of Progress: Unsustainable Development in International Law and Policy (2001)" by Alexander Gillespie.
# 61606 | 2,015 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2005

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This paper begins by introducing the author Alexander Gillespie. It then provides a brief summary of the book about sustainable development and international environmental law. It explains how in each chapter of the book, Gillespie identifies major issues that were not thoroughly dealt with by international agreements. The writer then critiques the book and offers personal comments.

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"The book The Illusion of Progress, Gillespie claims, is a sequel to the first. In this book, Gillespie maintains that despite the numerous laws, agreements and initiatives on sustainable development already laid out by the international community, the social and environmental problems that these are supposed to address have become worse. According to Gillespie, the international environmental policies are ineffective because in the process of their creation, contentious questions about certain factors that directly affect the implementation of sustainable development were either "sidestepped or manipulated...have not been asked or have been answered...to suit the status quo" (2001, p. 149)."

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