The Environmental Consequences of Growth: Steady-State Economics as an Alternative to Ecological Decline

The Environmental Consequences of Growth: Steady-State Economics as an Alternative to Ecological Decline

by Douglas Booth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415169909

ISBN-13: 9780415169905

Pub. Date: 01/26/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book presents a new perspective on the link between economic growth and environmental change. All the key issues in environmental economics are covered, including:

• industry, creation and environmental change

• air, water and toxic pollution

• economic growth and the limits of environmental regulation

• ethics and the limits of

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Overview

This book presents a new perspective on the link between economic growth and environmental change. All the key issues in environmental economics are covered, including:

• industry, creation and environmental change

• air, water and toxic pollution

• economic growth and the limits of environmental regulation

• ethics and the limits of environmental economics.
The central thesis is that whilst new industries are necessary for economic growth, their development creates new environmental problems which become difficult to reverse. An alternative approach, 'steady-state economics', based on the concept of ethical commitment, is put forward as a possible alternative to a high-growth, environmentally destructive economy. Providing a welcome alternative to conventional, neoclassical microeconomic thought on environmental issues, this will be vital reading for students of environmental economics and related subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415169905
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/26/1998
Series:
Routledge Advances in Social Economics Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
1Introduction: economic growth and environmental change1
2Economic growth and environmental change: theory7
3The link between industry creation and environmental change20
4Economic growth and environmental change: natural habitat loss55
5Economic growth and environmental change: air, water, and pesticide pollution81
6Economic growth and the limits of environmental regulation101
7Ethics and the limits of environmental economics125
8The steady-state alternative142
9The macroeconomics of a steady state161
10Economic democracy as an environmental measure170
11Growth, environmental change, and steady-state economics: conclusion188
Notes191
Bibliography198
Index212

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