'This is a valuable book and surprisingly engaging even for a
non-economist. It is a worthwhile contribution to an invaluable
debate.' - James Connelly, Environmental Politics. 'The book is a
useful contribution to the emerging field of ecological economics
(as distinct from environmental economics), which will take a more
relational and contextual view of the role of economics in ensuring
sustainable development. It has the potential to bring a
politically powerful discipline on to the same pages as many of the
other social sciences in terms of tackling the issue of
environmentally and socially sustainable development.' - Daanish
Mustafa, Environment.' ...the most impressive collection of facts
and figures on the global economy - its people and environment.' -
Long Range Planning ' ...these chapters provide interesting and
worthwhile contributions to the field of sustainability under the
auspices of ecological economics ...a collection of interesting
papers.' - Simon Niemeyer, International Journal of Sustainable
Development. This book explores approaches to sustainability by
linking the economy, society and the environment. The international
group of experts uses concepts of sustainability from the physical
and social sciences to develop a framework for creating policies
for sustainability. Sustainability in Question goes beyond much of
the existing literature on sustainability taking into account
culture, institutions, knowledge and traditions. It sheds new light
on the ability of humans to create institutional and social
arrangements which are able to adapt to changing conditions. The
authors consider the current state of environmental and
institutional sustainability within the context of economic
activity and public policy. They recognise that some of the basic
economic notions such as universal substitutability, methodological
individualism and the superiority of the price mechanism may be
misplaced in the case of environmental protection. Sustainability
in Question will be welcomed by those interested in environmental
economics, science, management and environmental studies, as well
as by those working in the fields of ecological economics, natural
resource economics and environmental sociology.
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
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||Advances in Ecological Economics Series
• John M Gowdy
• Friedrich Hinterberger
• Jan Van Der Straaten
||234 x 156mm (L x W)
||Electronic book text
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