Valuing Nature?

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Foster (Lancaster U.) and his UK colleagues argue that responding to environmental concerns by valuing the environment as a consumer good only makes matters worse. Contributions from economists, philosophers, and sociologists discuss the structure of environmental policy-making; the current orthodoxy in environmental economics and its deficiencies; the deeper problems with contingent valuation surveys and cost-benefit analysis for environmental decisions; and alternative valuation methods. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415129787
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction: Environmental value and the scope of economics 1
1 The Environmental 'Valuation' Controversy: Observations on Its Recent History and Significance 21
2 Values and Preferences in Neo-Classical Environmental Economics 32
3 Economics, Environmental Policy and the Transcendence of Utilitarianism 48
4 Rationality and Social Norms 67
5 Value Pluralism, Incommensurability and Institutions 75
6 Pricing the Countryside: The Example of Tir Cymen 89
7 The Relations Between Preservation Value and Existence Value 103
8 Substitutability: Or, Why Strong Sustainability is Weak and Absurdly Strong Sustainability is Not Absurd 119
9 Methodology and Institutions: Value as Seen from the Risk Field 135
10 Existence Value, Moral Commitments and In-Kind Valuation 155
11 Environmental Management without Environmental Valuation? 170
12 Multi-Criteria Mapping: Mitigating the Problems of Environmental Valuation? 186
13 Environmental Valuation, Deliberative Democracy and Public Decision-Making Institutions 211
14 Environment and Creative Value 232
Bibliography 247
Index 265
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