Sustainable Development As Collective Surge
Aguirre, Benigno E.
Disaster Research Center
The paper argues that the recent, sudden popularity of the use of the concept of sustainable development in the sciences has the characteristics of a collective surge or fad. The first part of the paper examines the characteristics of fads and proposes a conceptual framework for collective behavior that incorporates fads or collective surges. The second part shows the applicability of this proposed collective behavior framework to understand the surge of sustainable development.
Fad , Collective surges