Sustainability in Question: The Search for a Conceptual Framework

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Jörg Köhn
E. Elgar, Jan 1, 1999 - Nature - 344 pages
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'The book is a useful contribution to the emerging field of ecological economics (as distinct from environmental economics), which will take a more relational and contextual view of the role of economics in ensuring sustainable development. It has the potential to bring a politically powerful discipline on to the same pages as many of the other social sciences in terms of tackling the issue of environmentally and socially sustainable development.' - Daanish Mustafa, Environment '. . . the most impressive collection of facts and figures on the global economy - its people and environment.' - Long Range Planning '. . . these chapters provide interesting and worthwhile contributions to the field of sustainability under the auspices of ecological economics . . . a collection of interesting papers.' - Simon Niemeyer, International Journal of Sustainable Development This book explores approaches to sustainability by linking the economy, society and the environment. the international group of experts uses concepts of sustainability from the physical and social sciences to develop a framework for creating policies for sustainability.

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From Theory to Practice
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What Type of Economic Theory Dealing with the
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Protection Investment
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