A Survey of Ecological Economics

A Survey of Ecological Economics

This implies a reorientation of educational practice away from formal economics and toward developing an understanding of the ecological and psychosocial foundations of sustainability. If ecological economics represents the synergy of ...

Author: Rajaram Krishnan

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559634113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The emergent discipline of ecological economics is based on the idea that the world's economies are a function of the earth's ecosystems -- an idea that radically reverses the world view of neoclassical economics. A Survey of Ecological Economics provides the first overview of this new field, and a comprehensive and systematic survey of its critical literature.The editors of the volume summarize ninety-five seminal articles, selected through an exhaustive survey, that advance the field of ecological economics and represent the best thinking to date in the area. Each two- to three-page summary is far more comprehensive than a typical abstract, and presents both the topics covered in each paper and the most important arguments made about each topic. Sections cover: historical perspective definition, scope, and interdisciplinary issues theoretical frameworks and techniques energy and resource flow analysis accounting and evaluation North-South/international issues ethical/social/institutional issues Each section is preceded by an introductory essay that outlines the current state of knowledge in the field and proposes a research agenda for the future. A Survey of Ecological Economics is the first volume in the Frontier Issues in Economic Thought series produced by the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University.
Categories: Business & Economics

Waste in Ecological Economics

Waste in Ecological Economics

Katy Bisson, John L. R. Proops. _4 Waste in Ecological Economics □ CURRENT ISSUES IN ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS.

Author: Katy Bisson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111952201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

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Nine papers were commissioned on specific topics to mostly British researchers in social sciences in order to approach the unity of approach and breadth of coverage that a single-author might achieve. The goal is to fill the gap between studies of waste that focus narrowly on such problems as pollution and management, and economic studies that do not mention waste at all. They cover physical and historical perspectives, waste policy, and specific waste issues. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Ecological Economics of Consumption

The Ecological Economics of Consumption

consumer insatiability that dominates economic thought and is supposed to characterize modern society. ... We also describe briefly the ecological and social critique of conventional development that flows from this construction.

Author: Lucia A. Reisch

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114178960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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Research on consumption from an environmental perspective has exploded since the late 1990s. This important new volume cuts across disciplines to present the latest research in the field. The book is divided into three parts, the first of which addresses the problems of consumption both as a concept and as an economic and social force with high environmental impact. In the second part, the authors try to explain consumption as an attempt by individuals to satisfy different types of needs whilst simultaneously being embedded in certain lifestyles and constrained by time and daily routines. The final section looks at how change towards less environmentally damaging consumption patterns can be achieved through national sustainability and consumer policy measures, as well as through community building and individual action. In accordance with the transdisciplinary nature of ecological economics, the original contributions emanate from a variety of different perspectives to reflect the diversity of research in this growing field. By seriously exploring the role of consumption within ecological economics, this fine book will provide invaluable reading for students and researchers interested in sustainable consumption, ecological economics and consumer research.
Categories: Business & Economics

Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability

Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability

... Nonequilibrium Processes, and Thermodynamics 44 Energy and the Economic Process 46 Scientific Development and the Laws of Thermodynamics 46 4 The Political-Economic World View 47 Economics 47 Two World Views 48 Social and Economic ...

Author: John Peet

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002294978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability examines the roots of the present environmental crisis in the neoclassical economics upon which modern industrial society is based. The author explains that only when we view ourselves in the larger context of the global ecosystem and accept the physical limits to what is possible can sustainability be achieved.
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Economic Growth Recycling Ecological Economics

Economic Growth  Recycling  Ecological Economics

ECONOMIC. DISCUSSION. PAPERS. No. 1: JerzyKLEER CONTROVERSIES ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN THE TRANSFORMATION PROCESS No. 2: Anne O. KRUEGER, Roderick DUNCAN THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CONTROLS: COMPLEXITY No 3: Zbigniew HOCKUBA ECONOMY ...

Author: Aleksander Łukaszewicz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041341408

Category: Economic development

Page: 23

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Categories: Economic development

An Introduction to Ecological Economics

An Introduction to Ecological Economics

Our fossil fuel - driven economy has not simply transformed the environment , it has selected for individualist ... The Role of Neoclassical Economics in Ecological Economics After all of this description of alternative paradigms ...

Author: Robert Costanza

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142004835X

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Ecological economics is a way of rethinking the relationship between humans and the environment and working out the implications of how we manage our lives and the planet. An Introduction to Ecological Economics offers a starting point for undergraduate and graduate students and environmental professionals interested in this transdisciplinary field. Beginning in Section 1 with a description of some current problems in society and their underlying causes, Section 2 then takes a historical perspective to explain how world views regarding economics and ecology have evolved. Section 3 presents the fundamental principles of ecological economics, and Part 4 outlines and discusses a set of policies for creating a sustainable society as well as instruments that could be used to implement those policies. A conclusions section summarizes the main points of the book and proposes prospects for the future. Let An Introduction to Ecological Economics introduce you to important issues affecting our ecology, our economy, our world.
Categories: Science

Biodiversity and Ecological Economics

Biodiversity and Ecological Economics

This is a question that is of fundamental importance to social science research in general, and to the development of ecological economics, which has been defined as an issue-driven discipline, concerned with the analysis and the ...

Author: Luca Tacconi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351573696

Category: Nature

Page: 270

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It is vital that we adopt interdisciplinary approaches such as ecological economics to gain an understanding of the values that determine human interaction with, and use and abuse of, the environment. This book is a model of applied ecological economics. It presents an accessible introduction to the subject while at the same time broadening its theoretical basis by introducing a post-positivist, participatory method. The theoretical framework is applied to case studies in biodiversity conservation, drawn from around the world and a range of different ecosystems. The book is a suitable textbook for students of ecological economics and an ideal introduction for scientists and environmentalists needing to understand the role of economics in ecology and conservation.
Categories: Nature

Ecological Economics

Ecological Economics

The economic efficiency approach is focused on economic costs and human perceptions of benefits , and knowledge that the result of emissions taxation ... Approach ( 2 ) shows how ecological economists want to use the market mechanism .

Author: Michael Common

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521816459

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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A comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics assuming no prior knowledge of economics.
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Ecological Economics Research Trends

Ecological Economics Research Trends

Although they explain quite well the historical development , they provide little advice on how future economic systems ... In these new circumstances , ecological economics will need to help shape and develop institutions and attitudes ...

Author: Carolyn C. Pertsova

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600219411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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This new book presents important research in the field of ecological economics which is a trans-disciplinary field of academic research that addresses the dynamic and spatial interdependence between human economies and natural ecosystems. Ecological economics brings together and connects different disciplines, within the natural and social sciences but especially between these broad areas. Ecological economics presents a more pluralistic approach to the study of environmental problems and policy solutions, characterised by systems perspectives, adequate physical and biological contexts, and a focus on long-term environmental sustainability.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ecological Economics

Ecological Economics

... Island Press Munda G (1995) Multicriteria Evaluation in a Fuzzy Environment Heidelberg, Physica-Verlag Munda G (1997) Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, and the Concept of Sustainable Development Environmental Values 6.2 ...

Author: Stanislav E. Shmelev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400719728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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In a concise and crisp manner, this book presents the state of the art in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field focused on the analysis of sustainability of global, national and regional economic systems. An elegant guide, the book offers a range of cutting edge methods used in sustainability research including multicriteria decision aid (MCDA), input-output analysis, and life cycle analysis. This book is packed with references for students with some background in economics, environmental science or mathematics who aim to develop the analytical skills required for redirecting our development path towards sustainability in government, international organisations, academia, non-profit sector and business. As such, the book is primarily aimed at MSc and first year PhD students reading for degrees in Environmental Change and Management, Ecological Economics, Environmental Management, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and those taking part in similar programmes. The book strives to develop the idea that a significant adjustment of the current economic theories is required, an idea supported by the emerged world economic crisis, the climatic and biodiversity crisis the world is currently facing and the enormously slow progress that has been made in the field of reorientation of the global economy towards sustainability. The practical case studies provided focus on the most pressing topics of today, and the book adopts a positive approach for problem solving and strategic development, which is aimed at educating the future decision makers and business leaders.
Categories: Business & Economics