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The Economics of Nature and the Nature of Economics

Series: Advances in Ecological Economics

Edited By: Cutler J Cleveland, David I Stern and Robert Costanza

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #107275 | ISBN: 1858989809
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About this book

A discussion of developments in the theory, concepts and empirical applications of ecological economics and sustainable development. The contributors are scholars in the field of ecological economics, and topics covered include: the contribution of classical economics to ecological economics; alternatives to the growth paradigm and indicators of natural resource scarcity; valuation in ecological economics and indicators of natural resource scarcity; case studies of sustainable development; critical reviews of the environmental Kuznets curve; and green national accounting.


Contents

Introduction - the changing nature of economics - towards an ecological economics, Cutler J. Cleveland, Robert Costanza and David I. Stern. Part 1 The nature of economics: early links between sciences of nature and economics - historical perspectives for ecological and social economics, Paul P. Christensen; theories and methods in ecological economics - a tentative classification, Joan Martinez-Alier, Guiseppe Munda and John O'Neill; the improvisation of discordant knowledges, Richard Noorgard; searching for sustainability - the poverty of spontaneous order, Daniel W. Bromley; the challenges of valuation - ecological economics between matter and meaning, Sabine U. O'Hara. Part 2 The economics of nature: the need for a new growth paradigm, Robert U. Ayres; implementing sustainable development - a practical framework, Mohan Munasinghe; the environmental Kuznets curve - a review, David I. Stern; alternatives to gross domestic product -a critical survey, Richard W. England; natural resource scarcity indicators - an ecological economic synthesis, Cutler J. Cleveland and David I. Stern; green national accounting - goals and methods, Robert Costanza, Steve Farber et al.

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