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History of Environmental Economic Thought


Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

By: E Kula

235 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #87025 | ISBN: 0415133890
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This volume presents the ideas of major figures in economics throughout history on key environmental issues such as population growth, resource scarcity and environmental contamination. Discussion begins with the early days, the Roman Empire, mercantilists, physiocrats, liberals and Adam Smith and progresses to explore the views of Ricardo, Socialism, market environmentalism and the Interventionist School. Throughout, the historical roots of current debates are explored, with empirical case studies illustrating the link between theory and practice. The final chapters look at current ideas on sustainability, and ethical and spiritual dimensions of humanity's relationship with the environment. Providing fascinating insight into the development of environmental economic thought throughout history, this volume will be of great interest to students and researchers in the history of economic thought and environmental economics.


Preface and Acknowledgement, Introduction and Guide to Organisation of the Book, 1. The Early Days, 2. Malthusian Problem, 3. Ricardian Stagnation, 4. Socialism, Marxism and the Environment, 5. Natural Resources and the Environment in Neo-Classical Tradition, 6. Interventionist school on natural resources and the environment, 7. Market Environmentalism Based on Property Rights, 8. Empirical Studies on Scarcity After Second World War, 9. Spaceship Earth, 10. Sustainability Debate, 11. Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Environmental Degradation, 12. Conclusion, Bibliography, Glossary, Subject and Author Indices.

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