An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition / Edition 2

An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Robert Costanza, John H Cumberland, Herman Daly, Robert Goodland
     
 

An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition is the definitive introduction to the field of ecological economics, which is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of ecological as well as economic needs, sustaining both "nature's household" and "humankind's household." It provides a unified understanding of natural and

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An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition is the definitive introduction to the field of ecological economics, which is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of ecological as well as economic needs, sustaining both "nature's household" and "humankind's household." It provides a unified understanding of natural and human-dominated ecosystems and reintegrates market economics within the limits posed by the biophysical world. Written by five of the leading figures in the field, this new edition adds a series of "boxes" to expand and update information in the current text and addresses such forefront topics as the historical development of economics and ecology and motivation for incorporating humans into ecosystems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566706841
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/09/2014
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
1,096,480
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Humanity’s Current Dilemma

The Global Ecosystem and the Economic Subsystem

From Localized Limits to Global Limits

Population and Poverty

Beyond Brundtland

Toward Sustainability

The Fragmentation of Economics and the Natural Sciences

The Historical Development of Economics and Ecology

Early Codevelopment of Economics and Natural Science

Economics and Ecology Specialize and Separate

Reintegration of Ecology and Economics

Conclusions

Principles and Objectives of Ecological Economics

Sustainable Scale, Fair Distribution, and Efficient Allocation

Ecosystems, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services

Substitutability versus Complementarity of Natural, Human, Social, and Built Capital

Population and Carrying Capacity

Measuring Welfare and Well-Being

Valuation, Choice, and Uncertainty

Trade and Community

Institutions, Instruments, and Policies

History of Environmental Institutions and Instruments

The Need to Develop a Shared Vision of a Sustainable Society

Successes, Failures, and Remedies

Policy Instruments: Some Background

Examples of Policies, Instruments, and Institutions

Governance

Conclusions and Prospects for the Future

References

Index

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