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A Critique of Environmental Economics: A Heterodox Approach


By: Robin Hahnel

272 pages, illus, tabs


Hardback | Oct 2010 | #184173 | ISBN-13: 9780415490924
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About this book

This book draws on the insights from radical political economy, institutionalist economics, ecological economics, feminist economics, and other heterodox traditions to fill-in the gaps in our understanding of the relationship between economy and ecology left by mainstream environmental economics. The goal is to provide an analysis of environmental problems and their potential solutions that environmentalists as well as others can trust, because it is pluralistic, non-dogmatic and committed to the values of ecological sustainability, economic justice, and human dignity.

This book will provide those who are frustrated with the mainstream's treatment of environmental issues alternative tools for identifying how to change institutions and policies to better preserve and restore the natural environment in ways that are more, rather than less equitable, using decision making procedures that are more, rather than less democratic.


Introduction 1. Rethinking Economics and the Environment 3. How and Why We Misuse the Environment 4. Tragedy of the Commons 5. Environmental Policy: A Primer 6. Environmental Policy: What They Don't Tell You 7. Natural Resource Extraction: Beyond the Math 8. Global Environmental Problems and Policies 9. The Ultimate Solution 10. Conclusion

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