Regional sustainability: applied ecological economics bridging the gap between natural and social sciences
This book presents interdisciplinary approaches towards achieving regional sustainability. The relevance of interdisciplinary research & its consequences for economic research into the environment are elaborated & new approaches are developed to integrate knowledge from ecological & social sciences into economic research. Regional Sustainability includes the development of theoretical concepts as well as applied regional case studies relating to nature conservation & agricultural policies, coastal management & air pollution problems. Centered around the themes of decision-making processes, modelling as support for policy analysis & the evaluation of policies, it successfully addresses problems facing researchers & policy-makers in the context of regional sustainable development. The book pays special attention to human behaviour & stakeholders in decision-making processes & contributes to the transition from ecological research to socio-ecological economics.
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