A Survey of Ecological Economics

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Rajaram Krishnan, Jonathan Harris, Neva R. Goodwin
Island Press, Sep 1, 1995 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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The emergent discipline of ecological economics is based on the idea that the world's economies are a function of the earth's ecosystems -- an idea that radically reverses the world view of neoclassical economics. A Survey of Ecological Economics provides the first overview of this new field, and a comprehensive and systematic survey of its critical literature.The editors of the volume summarize ninety-five seminal articles, selected through an exhaustive survey, that advance the field of ecological economics and represent the best thinking to date in the area. Each two- to three-page summary is far more comprehensive than a typical abstract, and presents both the topics covered in each paper and the most important arguments made about each topic. Sections cover: historical perspective definition, scope, and interdisciplinary issues theoretical frameworks and techniques energy and resource flow analysis accounting and evaluation North-South/international issues ethical/social/institutional issues Each section is preceded by an introductory essay that outlines the current state of knowledge in the field and proposes a research agenda for the future. A Survey of Ecological Economics is the first volume in the Frontier Issues in Economic Thought series produced by the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University.
 

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Contents

Historical Perspectives
1
Definition Scope and Interdisciplinary Issues
49
Theoretical Frameworks and Techniques
97
Energy and Resource Flow Analysis
169
Accounting and Evaluation
233
International Economic Relations Development and the Environment
285
Ethical and Institutional Issues in Ecological Economics
327
Subject Index
365
Name Index
381
Island Press Board of Directors 1995
385
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Jonathan Harris is professor of art history at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of many books, including Inside the Death Drive: Excess and Apocalypse in the World of the Chapman Brothers, also published by Liverpool University Press.