The Business of Consumption: Environmental Ethics and the Global Economy / Edition 4

The Business of Consumption: Environmental Ethics and the Global Economy / Edition 4

by Laura Westra
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847686698

ISBN-13: 9780847686698

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In this book, a host of noted environmentalists and business ethicists examine ethical issues in consumption from the points of view of environmental sustainability, economic development, and free enterprise. These issues are at the forefront of international concerns about global legislation and regulation. The Business of Consumption is an essential book for…  See more details below

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In this book, a host of noted environmentalists and business ethicists examine ethical issues in consumption from the points of view of environmental sustainability, economic development, and free enterprise. These issues are at the forefront of international concerns about global legislation and regulation. The Business of Consumption is an essential book for students and scholars of business ethics, environmental ethics, public policy, and economic development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847686698
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Environmental and Economic Sustainability1
1Consumption: The Economics of Value Added and the Ethics of Value Distributed17
2The Need to Face Conflicts between Rich and Poor Nations to Solve Global Environmental Problems31
3"The Tragedy of the Commons" Revisited: A Game Theoretic Analysis of Consumption47
4Institutionalizing Overconsumption67
5Marketing, the Ethics of Consumption, and Less-Developed Countries91
6Reducing the Ecological Footprint of Consumption113
7Who Should Bear the Burdens of Risk and Proof in Changing Consumption Patterns?131
8A Nonanthropocentric Environmental Evaluation of Technology for Public Policy: Why Norton's Approach Is Insufficient for Environmental Policy153
9Consumption and the Practice of Land Health181
10Environmental Sustainability: Eat Better and Kill Less203
11Toward an Ethics of Consumption: Rethinking the Nature of Growth221
12Scarcity or Abundance?237
13Holes in the Cornucopia247
14Do We Consume Too Much?271
15A Boat for Thoreau: A Discourse on Ecology, Ethics, and the Making of Things297
16Consuming Oneself: The Dynamics of Consumption319
17Toward a Sustainable Tomorrow333
18Shades of Green: Business, Ethics, and the Environment339
Index355
About the Contributors373

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