A Survey of Ecological Economics by Rajaram Krishnan, Jonathan Harris, Neva R. Goodwin

By Rajaram Krishnan, Jonathan Harris, Neva R. Goodwin

The emergent self-discipline of ecological economics relies at the concept that the world's economies are a functionality of the earth's ecosystems - an concept that considerably reverses the realm view of neoclassical economics. A Survey of Ecological Economics presents the 1st assessment of this new box, and a accomplished and systematic survey of its severe literature.

The editors of the quantity summarize ninety-five seminal articles, chosen via an exhaustive survey, that boost the sphere of ecological economics and signify the easiest pondering thus far within the sector. every one two-to three-page precis is way extra entire than a standard summary, and offers either the subjects lined in each one paper and crucial arguments made approximately each one subject. Sections disguise:

  • historical point of view
  • definition, scope, and interdisciplinary concerns
  • theoretical frameworks and methods
  • energy and source stream research
  • accounting and assessment
  • North-South/international matters
  • ethical/social/institutional concerns

every one part is preceded through an introductory essay that outlines the present country of information within the box and proposes a learn schedule for the longer term.

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M. H. Tawney’s Commonplace Book (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1972), 60–62; cited by Smith, 228. 7. H. Tawney, The Acquisitive Society (New York, 1920), 37-38; cited by Smith, 230. 8. Tawney, 8; cited by Smith, 230. 9. Winter and Joslin, 60–62; cited by Smith, 228. H. H. Judson [Published in Ecological Economics 1 (October 1989): 261–281. ] Ecological economics theories have much in common with classical theories. This can be demonstrated by examining both the roots of energy theorists, which can be found in classical economic thought, and the parallels between energy theorists and the neo-Ricardians.

7. H. Tawney, The Acquisitive Society (New York, 1920), 37-38; cited by Smith, 230. 8. Tawney, 8; cited by Smith, 230. 9. Winter and Joslin, 60–62; cited by Smith, 228. H. H. Judson [Published in Ecological Economics 1 (October 1989): 261–281. ] Ecological economics theories have much in common with classical theories. This can be demonstrated by examining both the roots of energy theorists, which can be found in classical economic thought, and the parallels between energy theorists and the neo-Ricardians.

Goodwin (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, forthcoming). 5. John Hicks, Wealth and Welfare: Collected Essays on Economic Theory, Vol. 1 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1981), 232–33. Preface How can we define ecological economics? Is it a sub-field of economics, an interdisciplinary area, or a discipline in its own right? As the field has developed, it has shown aspects of all three categorizations. After exploring the expanding literature of ecological economics, the researchers for this volume have leaned toward the third proposition: a new field of study is being defined which is independent of the standard economic paradigm.

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