Sustainability in Question: The Search for a Conceptual Framework

Sustainability in Question: The Search for a Conceptual Framework

by Jorg Kohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840640502

ISBN-13: 9781840640502

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

This book explores approaches to sustainability by linking the economy, society and the environment. The international group of experts uses concepts of sustainability from the physical and social sciences to develop a framework for creating policies for sustainability. This book will be welcomed by those interested in environmental economics, science, management and…  See more details below

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This book explores approaches to sustainability by linking the economy, society and the environment. The international group of experts uses concepts of sustainability from the physical and social sciences to develop a framework for creating policies for sustainability. This book will be welcomed by those interested in environmental economics, science, management and environmental studies, as well as by those working in the fields of ecological economics, natural resource economics and environmental sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840640502
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Advances in Ecological Economics Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction
1The Imperative of Sustainability: Introduction3
Pt. IIConceptual Frameworks Revised
2Sustainability Concepts: From Theory to Practice15
3What Type of Economic Theory Dealing with the Environment Do We Need?33
4Principles for Sustainability: Protection, Investment, Co-operation, and Innovation49
5Hierarchies in Human Affairs: Microfoundations and Environmental Sustainability67
6System Hierarchy, Change and Sustainability85
7Organising Diversity101
8Throughput, Scale, Material Input119
9Reflections Upon the Role of Moral Sentiments in Economics135
Pt. IIISustainable Production
10Environmental and Economic Benefits of Sustainable Agriculture153
11Balancing Private Rights and Public Interests: Lessons from Pacific Salmon and Global Fishery Crises171
12Firms and Dematerialisation193
13Sustainability and Joint Abatement Strategies under Multiple Pollutants and Multiple Targets: The Case of Tropospheric Ozone and Acidification in Europe209
Pt. IVSustainable Consumption
14Consumer Behaviour, A Modelling Perspective in the Context of Integrated Assessment of Global Change229
15Some Themes in the Discussion of the Quality of Life247
16Sustainable Consumption: A Research Agenda267
Pt. VSustainability and Political Economy
17Politics and Economics in Relation to Environment and Development: On Participation and Responsibility in the Conceptual Framework of Economics283
18A Distributional Barrier to Ecological Modernisation301
19Some Methodological Reflections: A Plea for a Constitutional Ecological Economics319
Subject Index341

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