Valuation and the Environment: Theory, Method, and Practice

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Martin O'Connor, Clive L. Spash
Edward Elgar, 1999 - Business & Economics - 339 pages
This text presents the state of the art in the theory and practice of environmental valuation and resource management. Experts in the field present methodological and empirical evidence for applying valuation methods to ecological policy problems. The methodological contributions examine such themes as uncertainty, distributional conflict, positional analysis, weak comparability and the need for collective solutions to environmental problems. Case studies are incorporated to support these theoretical reflections and a number of empirical studies are used to demonstrate and evaluate valuation practices in a variety of institutional and policy settings.

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Contents

Commensurability and Compensability in Ecological Economics
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The State Of The Art from
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Towards a SocioEconomic Policy
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About the author (1999)

Martin O'Connor, a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, specializes in the fields of environment, development, and social sciences epistemology. He holds research degrees in physics, sociology, development/philosophy, and economics.

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