Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene: An Emerging Paradigm

Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene: An Emerging Paradigm


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ISBN-13: 9780231173438
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter G. Brown is a professor in the School of Environmental Studies at McGill. He is the principal investigator of Economics for the Anthropocene: Re-grounding the Human/Earth Relationship, a partnership among McGill University, the University of Vermont, and York University. He is also a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and the Club of Rome.

Peter Timmerman is an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Among his wide-ranging research interests are climate change, environmental ethics, nuclear-waste management, and religion and the environment, specifically the Buddhist tradition.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Jon D. Erickson
Introduction. The Unfinished Journey of Ecological Economics, by Peter G. Brown and Peter Timmerman
Part I. Proposed Ethical Foundations of Ecological Economics
Introduction and Chapter Summaries
1. The Ethics of Re-Embedding Economics in the Real: Case Studies, by Peter Timmerman
2. Ethics for Economics in the Anthropocene, by Peter G. Brown
3. Justice Claims Underpinning Ecological Economics, by Richard Janda and Richard Lehun
Part II. Measurements: Understanding and Mapping Where We Are
Introduction and Chapter Summaries
4. Measurement of Essential Indicators in Ecological Economics, by Mark S. Goldberg and Geoffrey Garver
5. Boundaries and Indicators: Conceptualizing and Measuring Progress Toward an Economy of Right Relationship Constrained by Global Ecological Limits, by Geoffrey Garver and Mark S. Goldberg
6. Revisiting the Metaphor of Human Health for Assessing Ecological Systems and Its Application to Ecological Economics, by Mark S. Goldberg, Geoffrey Garver, and Nancy E. Mayo
7. Following in Aldo Leopold's Footsteps: Humans-in-Ecosystem and Implications for Ecosystem Health, by Qi Feng Lin and James W. Fyles
Part III. Steps Toward Realizing an Ecological Economy
Introduction and Chapter Summaries
8. Toward an Ecological Macroeconomics, by Peter Victor and Tim Jackson
9. New Corporations for an Ecological Economy: A Case Study, by Richard Janda, Philip Duguay, and Richard Lehun
10. Ecological Political Economy and Liberty, by Bruce Jennings
11. A New Ethos, a New Discourse, a New Economy: Change Dynamics Toward an Ecological Political Economy, by Janice Harvey
Conclusion. Continuing the Journey of Ecological Economics: Reorientation and Research
List of Contributors

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