Growth, Development and Sustainability

Prof. univ. dr. Irina-Virginia Dragulanescu
University of Messina, Italy
Dr. Natalia Dragulanescu


Describing the relationship of interdependence through the materials balance, will be argued how the economy is a subset of the environment and the environment the natural limit to any economic initiative, or the limits imposed by the laws of thermodynamics. The theoretical debate moves, then, from the concept of growth to that of development, understood this in its three dimensions: economic, social, environmental. Bring the different environmental positions in four versions of sustainability, with the gained awareness that it’s “a spectrum of overlapping sustainability positions from very weak to very strong”.

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Romanian Statistical Review 10/2013