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Sustainability and Policy: Limits to Economics

By: Michael Common

348 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 1995 | #50914 | ISBN: 0521436052
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Hardback | Sep 1995 | #50913 | ISBN: 0521430011
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Economic growth is routinely advocated as the solution to poverty, but the natural environment is already threatened by current levels of economic activity. This book examines both economic and ecological approaches to this dilemma, and considers policy issues for industrial economies. It also includes a review of recent literature on the subject.


1. Introduction; 2. The world economy: north and south; 3. Sustainability; 4. history and perspective; 5. Thinking about futures; 6. Economics; 7. Resource and environmental economics; 8. Some new economics; 9. National Policy; 10. The international dimension; 11. Postscript.

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