This review essay offers a critique of the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development through an appraisal of three recent texts. These texts explore issues of sustainability and sustainable development in the context of three different (but interrelated) discourses-practices, namely, (lifelong) learning, (educational) leadership and (environmental) law. The texts reviewed are:
Halsey, Mark. (2006). Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Text. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Hargreaves, Andy, & Fink, Dean. (2006). Sustainable Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Scott, William A. H., & Gough, Stephen R. (2004). Sustainable Development and Learning: Framing the Issues. London and New York: RoutledgeFalmer.