Economic Theory and Sustainable Development: What Can We Preserve for Future Generations?

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Routledge, 2012 - Business & Economics - 203 pages

Is development sustainable? When addressing the sustainability issue, decision-makers are faced with two challenges: taking into account conflicting issues, such as economic development and environmental preservation, while also ensuring intergenerational equity. Tackling these challenges amounts to deciding what should be bequeathed to future generations, especially in terms of natural resources.

 

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Contents

Overview
1
1 General introduction
7
The sustainability issue in the economic literature
17
Invariance theories and sustainable development
102
Notes
182
Bibliography
195
Index
202
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Vincent Martinet is Junior Scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Thiverval-Grignon, France. His research focuses on the concept of sustainability, both from theoretical and applied viewpoints. His applied works cover sustainable fisheries management and biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes.

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