Coevolutionary Economics: The Economy, Society and the Environment / Edition 1

Coevolutionary Economics: The Economy, Society and the Environment / Edition 1

by John Gowdy
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048157986

ISBN-13: 9789048157983

Pub. Date: 12/07/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The subject of this volume is the human economy and its coevolutionary relationship with the natural world. This relationship is examined in three broad types of societies; hunter—gatherers, agriculturalists, and modern market economies. A growing body of scientific evidence has made it clear that the current human impact on the environment is far above the

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The subject of this volume is the human economy and its coevolutionary relationship with the natural world. This relationship is examined in three broad types of societies; hunter—gatherers, agriculturalists, and modern market economies. A growing body of scientific evidence has made it clear that the current human impact on the environment is far above the level that can be maintained without causing profound changes in the biophysical world to which we belong. The new fields of ecological economics and evolutionary economics can help us understand the relationship between the economy, society and the environment and may help us to formulate effective policies to manage these changes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048157983
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Natural Resource Management and Policy Series, #5
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1994
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures. Preface. 1: The Economy, Economics and the Environment. 2: The Bioethics of Hunting and Gathering Societies. 3: Equality and Environmental Sustainability in Agricultural Societies. 4: Markets, Property Rights and Biodiversity. 5: Evolutionary Theory and Economic Theory. 6: Selection and Coevolution in Industrial Economies. 7: Economic Growth versus the Environment. 8: Progress, Economy and Environment: Toward a Declining State. References. Index.

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