Sustainability and Policy Limits to Economics

Heftet / 1995 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780521436052
Publisert
1995
Utgiver
Vendor
Cambridge University Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, U, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
364
Vekt
530 gr
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Tykkelse
21 mm
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Sustainability and Policy Limits to Economics

Heftet / 1995 / Engelsk
Two of the greatest problems facing the human race today are poverty and the threat to the natural environment. Economic growth is routinely advocated as the solution to poverty, but the natural environment is already threatened by current levels of economic activity. This compelling book examines both economic and ecological approaches to this dilemma, and considers policy issues for industrial economies. It also includes a useful review of recent literature in the area. Michael Common argues that economists rarely address threats to sustainability. He suggests that, while economics cannot offer a blueprint for a sustainable society, the use of economic or price incentives can help achieve social goals and address threats to sustainability.This book is a balanced, constructive and original contribution in the rapidly emerging fields of environmental economics and policy.
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This highly topical book addresses the sustainability problem from the discipline of economics. How can poverty be addressed without destroying the environment? This is a balanced, constructive and original contribution in the rapidly emerging field of environmental economics and policy.
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1. Introduction; 2. The world economy: north and south; 3. Sustainability; 4. history and perspective; 5. Thinking about futures; 6. Economics; 7. Resource and environmental economics; 8. Some new economics; 9. National Policy; 10. The international dimension; 11. Postscript.
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."..an excellent source for anyone wanting to learn about sustainability." Journal of Economic Literature"The book is nicely balanced between depth and breadth and moderation and urgency....Highly recommended for the noneconomist interested in understanding the sustainability issue and its local and global implications." Choice"The book...is a concise description of the current status of sustainability. It is coherent and is understandable to a non-economist." Environment International
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An economic analysis of the sustainability problem - how to solve poverty without destroying the environment.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780521436052
Publisert
1995
Utgiver
Vendor
Cambridge University Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, U, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
364
Vekt
530 gr
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Tykkelse
21 mm
Se alle
Forfatter