Beyond Uneconomic Growth: Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament (Advances in Ecological Economics Series)

Beyond Uneconomic Growth: Economics, Equity and the Ecological Predicament (Advances in Ecological Economics Series)

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This engaging book brings together leading ecological economists to collectively present a definitive case for looking beyond economic growth as the sole panacea for the world's ecological predicament. Grounded in physics, ecology, and the science of human behavior, contributors show how economic growth itself has become ''uneconomic'' and adds to a ravaging of both social and ecological cohesion.

Guided by a clear moral vision that prioritizes sustainability and justice over profit, the authors provide a blueprint for an economy that replaces quantitative growth with qualitative improvement to enhance human welfare while restoring degraded ecosystems. They present solutions for many of today's challenges, ranging from global climate change and biodiversity loss to natural resource depletion. This interdisciplinary work not only relates ecological economics theory to the most urgent predicaments of the contemporary world, but also pays tribute to the work of Herman Daly, a leading pioneer of modern ecological economics.

Researchers and faculty studying and teaching ecological economics and environmental studies will find value in this unprecedented book. It will also be of interest to practitioners working to solve a variety of global environmental issues.
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ISBN: 9781783472482

Published Date: July 4, 2016

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Language: English

Page Count: 359

Size: 9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00" h