Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice

Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice

by Molly Scott Cato
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844075702

ISBN-13: 9781844075706

Pub. Date: 01/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The world as we know it needs a new economics. Climate change, financial crisis and out-of-control globalization - all the major problems facing the world have their root in the dominant economic system. The globalized marketplace is the prevailing force in our lives, undermining the real importance of our human communities and our planet. Green Economics argues

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The world as we know it needs a new economics. Climate change, financial crisis and out-of-control globalization - all the major problems facing the world have their root in the dominant economic system. The globalized marketplace is the prevailing force in our lives, undermining the real importance of our human communities and our planet. Green Economics argues that society should be embedded within the ecosystem, and that markets and economies are social structures that should respond to social and environmental priorities.

This highly readable text provides an introduction to green economics including perspective on taxation, welfare, money, economic development and employment through the work of inspirational figures including Schumacher, Robertson and Douthwaite. It also explores the contributions and insights of schools of thought critical of the dominant neo-classical economic paradigm, including ecofeminism, views from the global South and the perspective of indigenous peoples. Examples of effective green policies that are already being implemented across the world are presented, as well as policy prescriptions for issues including climate change, localization, citizens' income, economic measurement, ecotaxes and trade.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844075706
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of photographs, figures, tables and boxes

1 Green economics: economics for people and the planet 1

Pt. I Theory

2 Where did it all start? 17

3 Economics and identity 35

Pt. II Vision for the future

4 Work 55

5 Money 71

6 Green business: from maximizing profits to a vision of conviviality 89

Pt. III Policies for a green economy

7 The policy context 105

8 Globalization and trade 123

9 Relocating economic relationships 139

10 Green taxation 157

11 Green welfare 171

12 Land and the built environment 187

13 Summary and further resources 205

Index 219

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