Books  Environmental Science  Environmental Science: General 

Recent Developments in Ecological Economics (2-Volume Set)

By: Joan Martinez-Alier (Editor), Inge Røpke (Editor)

1281 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Edward Elgar

Hardback | May 2008 | #171503 | ISBN-13: 9781843767831
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £352.00 $431/€396 approx

About this book

Ecological economics is an increasingly important subject that addresses the current conflict between positive economic growth and negative environmental consequences. In this state-of-the-art two-volume set, the editors, both leading scholars in their field, have selected the most important recently published papers on the subject. This authoritative collection contains 72 articles, dating from 1994 to 2007, and will be a vital resource for researchers and practitioners in ecological economics, human ecology, industrial ecology and environmental sciences.


"An excellent source of reference for researchers and practitioners in ecological economics, human ecology, industrial ecology and environmental sciences, this publication will help its readers keep abreast of major recent developments in the field."
The Environmentalist

"These volumes present a thorough and wide-ranging survey of the recent literature in ecological economics. They should serve as a valuable reference collection and as an excellent foundation for graduate seminars. They illustrate how ecological economics have converged and coalesced as a field."
– Richard B. Howarth, Dartmouth College, US

"By far the most complete and judiciously selected collection of recent contributions to ecological economics now available. Indispensable."
– Herman E. Daly, University of Maryland, US


Volume I


Introduction Joan Martinez-Alier and Inge Røpke

1. Inge Røpke (2004), ‘The Early History of Modern Ecological Economics’
2. Inge Røpke (2005), ‘Trends in the Development of Ecological Economics from the Late 1980s to the Early 2000s’
3. Carl Folke (2006), ‘Resilience: The Emergence of a Perspective for Social-Ecological Systems Analyses’
4. Cutler J. Cleveland and Mathias Ruth (1997), ‘When, Where and by How Much do Biophysical Limits Constrain the Economic Process? A Survey of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen’s Contribution to Ecological Economics’
5. Stefan Baumgärtner, Harald Dyckhoff, Malte Faber, John Proops and Johannes Schiller (2001), ‘The Concept of Joint Production and Ecological Economics’
6. Robert U. Ayres (2004), ‘On the Life Cycle Metaphor: Where Ecology and Economics Diverge’
7. John O’Neill (2004), ‘Ecological Economics and the Politics of Knowledge: The Debate Between Hayek and Neurath’

8. Simon A. Levin, Scott Barrett, Sara Aniyar, William Baumol and Christopher Bliss (1998), ‘Resilience in Natural and Socioeconomic Systems’
9. Charles Perrings (1998), ‘Resilience in the Dynamics of Economy-Environment Systems’
10. Carl Folke, Fikret Berkes and Johan Colding (1998), ‘Ecological Practices and Social Mechanisms for Building Resilience and Sustainability’
11. Per Olsson, Carl Folke and Fikret Berkes (2004), ‘Adaptive Comanagement for Building Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems’
12. Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh and John M. Gowdy (2000), ‘Evolutionary Theories in Environmental and Resource Economics: Approaches and Applications’

13. Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich (2004), ‘The Tide of Population’
14. Robert U. Ayres and Benjamin Warr (2005), ‘Accounting for Growth: The Role of Physical Work’
15. Helga Weisz, Fridolin Krasumann, Christof Amann, Nina Eisenmenger, Karl-Heinz Erb, Klaus Hubacek and Marina Fischer-Kowalski (2006), ‘The Physical Economy of the European Union: Cross-Country Comparison and Determinants of Material Consumption’
16. Helmut Haberl, Christoph Plutzar, Karl-Heinz Erb, Veronika Gaube, Martin Pollheimer and Niels B. Schulz (2005), ‘Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production as Determinant of Avifauna Diversity in Austria’
17. Mathis Wackernagel, Larry Onisto, Patricia Bello, Alejandro Callejas Linares, Ina Susana López Falfán, Jesus Méndez García, Ana Isabel Suárez Guerrero and Ma. Guadalupe Suárez Guerrero (1999), ‘National Natural Capital Accounting with the Ecological Footprint Concept’
18. Mathis Wackernagel, Justin Kitzes, Dan Moran, Steven Goldfinger and Mary Thomas (2006), ‘The Ecological Footprint of Cities and Regions: Comparing Resource Availability with Resource Demand’
19. Jesus Ramos-Martin, Mario Giampietro and Kozo Mayumi (2007), ‘On China’s Exosomatic Energy Metabolism: An Application of Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal Metabolism (MSIASM)’

20. Stefan Giljum and Nina Eisenmenger (2004), ‘North-South Trade and the Distribution of Environmental Goods and Burdens: A Biophysical Perspective’
21. Giovani Machado, Roberto Schaeffer and Ernst Worrell (2001), ‘Energy and Carbon Embodied in the International Trade of Brazil: An Input-Output Approach’
22. Helga Weisz (2007), ‘Combining Social Metabolism and Input-Output Analyses to Account for Ecologically Unequal Trade’
23. Alf Hornborg (2006), ‘Footprints in the Cotton Fields: The Industrial Revolution as Time-Space Appropriation and Environmental Load Displacement’
24. Herman E. Daly (1999), ‘Globalization versus Internationalization – Some Implications’
25. William E. Rees (2006), ‘Globalization, Trade and Migration: Undermining Sustainability’
26. Juliet B. Schor (2005), ‘Prices and Quantities: Unsustainable Consumption and the Global Economy’

27. Richard B. Norgaard (1990), ‘Economic Indicators of Resource Scarcity: A Critical Essay’
28. Herman E. Daly (1997), ‘Georgescu-Roegen versus Solow/Stiglitz’
29. Robert M. Solow (1997), ‘Reply: Georgescu-Roegen versus Solow/Stiglitz’
30. Joseph E. Stiglitz (1997), ‘Reply: Georgescu-Roegen versus Solow/Stiglitz’
31. Herman E. Daly (1997), ‘Reply to Solow/Stiglitz’
32. Dale S. Rothman (1998), ‘Environmental Kuznets Curves – Real Progress or Passing the Buck? A Case for Consumption-based Approaches’
33. David I. Stern (2004), ‘The Rise and Fall of the Environmental Kuznets Curve’

A The Critique of Weak Sustainability
34. Peter Victor, J. Edward Hanna and A. Kubursi (1998), ‘How Strong is Weak Sustainability?’
35. Simon Dietz and Eric Neumayer (2006), ‘A Critical Appraisal of Genuine Savings as an Indicator of Sustainability’
36. Daniel W. Bromley (1998), ‘Searching for Sustainability: The Poverty of Spontaneous Order’

B Alternative Social Welfare Measures
37. Reyer Gerlagh, Rob Dellink, Marjan Hofkes and Harmen Verbruggen (2002), ‘A Measure of Sustainable National Income for the Netherlands’
38. Philip A. Lawn (2003), ‘A Theoretical Foundation to Support the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW), Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) and Other Related Indexes’
39. Marilyn Waring (2003), ‘Counting for Something! Recognising Women’s Contribution to the Global Economy Through Alternative Accounting Systems’

Name Index

Volume II


An introduction to both volumes by the editors appears in Volume I.

A Complexity, Conflicts and Languages of Valuation
1. Silvio O. Funtowicz and Jerome R. Ravetz (1994), ‘The Worth of a Songbird: Ecological Economics as a Post-Normal Science’
2. Joan Martinez-Alier, Giuseppe Munda and John O’Neill (1998), ‘Weak Comparability of Values as a Foundation for Ecological Economics’
3. Joan Martinez-Alier (2001), ‘Ecological Conflicts and Valuation: Mangroves versus Shrimps in the Late 1990s’
4. Federico Aguilera-Klink, Eduardo Pérez-Moriana and Juan Sánchez-García (2000), ‘The Social Construction of Scarcity. The Case of Water in Tenerife (Canary Islands)’

B Critique of Cost-Benefit Analysis
5. Arild Vatn and Daniel W. Bromley (1994), ‘Choices Without Prices Without Apologies’
6. Christian Azar and Thomas Sterner (1996), ‘Discounting and Distributional Considerations in the Context of Global Warming’
7. Clive L. Spash (2007), ‘The Economics of Climate Change Impacts à la Stern: Novel and Nuanced or Rhetorically Restricted?’
8. Jack L. Knetsch (2005), ‘Gains, Losses, and the US-EPA Economic Analyses Guidelines: A Hazardous Product?’

C Multicriteria Evaluation and Participatory Methods
9. Clive L. Spash and Claudia Carter (2001), ‘Environmental Valuation in Europe: Findings from the Concerted Action’
10. Giuseppe Munda (2004), ‘Social Multi-criteria Evaluation: Methodological Foundations and Operational Consequences’
11. Wendy Proctor, Chris McQuade and Anne Dekker (2006), ‘Managing Environmental and Health Risks from a Lead and Zinc Smelter: An Application of Deliberative Multi-Criteria Evaluation’

12. Rudolf S. de Groot, Matthew A. Wilson and Roelof M.J. Boumans (2002), ‘A Typology for the Classification, Description and Valuation of Ecosystem Functions, Goods and Services’
13. R. Kerry Turner, Jouni Paavola, Philip Cooper, Stephen Farber, Valma Jessamy and Stavros Georgiou (2003), ‘Valuing Nature: Lessons Learned and Future Research Directions’
14. Wanda Born, Felix Rauschmayer and Ingo Bräuer (2005), ‘Economic Evaluation of Biological Invasions – A Survey’
15. Kanchan Chopra and Saroj Kumar Adhikari (2004), ‘Environment Development Linkages: Modelling a Wetland System for Ecological and Economic Value’
16. Philip M. Fearnside (1997), ‘Environmental Services as a Strategy for Sustainable Development in Rural Amazonia’
17. Stefan Gössling (1999), ‘Ecotourism: A Means to Safeguard Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions?’

18. Herbert Gintis (2000), ‘Beyond Homo Economicus: Evidence from Experimental Economics’
19. John Gowdy and Jon Erikson (2005), ‘Ecological Economics at a Crossroads’
20. Susan S. Hanna (1997), ‘The New Frontier of American Fisheries Governance’
21. Robert Costanza, Francisco Andrade, Paula Antunes, Marjan van den Belt, Dee Boersma, Donald F. Boesch, Fernando Catarino, Susan Hanna, Karin Limburg, Bobbi Low, Michael Molitor, João Gil Pereira, Steve Rayner, Rui Santos, James Wilson and Michael Young (1998), ‘Principles for Sustainable Governance of the Oceans’
22. Marco A. Janssen and Elinor Ostrom (2007), ‘Adoption of a New Regulation for the Governance of Common-Pool Resources by a Heterogeneous Population’
23. Bina Agarwal (2001), ‘Participatory Exclusions, Community Forestry and Gender: An Analysis for South Asia and a Conceptual Framework’
24. Jouni Paavola and W. Neil Adger (2005), ‘Institutional Ecological Economics’
25. Mikael Skou Andersen (2000), ‘Designing and Introducing Green Taxes: Institutional Dimensions’
26. Arild Vatn (2000), ‘Efficiency and Fairness: The Norwegian Experience with Agri-environmental Taxation’
27. Valérie Boisvert and Franck-Dominique Vivien (2005), ‘The Convention on Biological Diversity: A Conventionalist Approach’

A Technological Change and Industrial Transformation
28. René Kemp (2002), ‘Environmental Protection through Technological Regime Shifts’
29. René Kemp and Jan Rotmans (2004), ‘Managing the Transition to Sustainable Mobility’
30. Reinhard Madlener and Sigrid Stagl (2005), ‘Sustainability-guided Promotion of Renewable Electricity Generation’
31. Klaus Rennings, Andreas Ziegler, Kathrin Ankele and Esther Hoffman (2006), ‘The Influence of Different Characteristics of the EU Environmental Management and Auditing Scheme on Technical Environmental Innovations and Economic Performance’

B Sustainable Consumption
32. Tim Jackson, Wander Jager and Sigrid Stagl (2004), ‘Beyond Insatiability – Needs Theory Consumption and Sustainability’
33. Inge Røpke (1999), ‘The Dynamics of Willingness to Consume’
34. Faye Duchin (2005), ‘Sustainable Consumption of Food: A Framework for Analyzing Scenarios about Changes in Diets’

Name Index

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

NHBS Price: £95.50 $117/€107 approx

Exploring Colour in the Environment

NHBS Price: £3.50 $4/€4 approx

Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control

NHBS Price: £77.99 $95/€88 approx

Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€19 approx