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Environmental Thought

Current Issues in Ecological Economics S.

Edited by E.A. Page, John Proops
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 26th Jun 2003
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 25mm
Weight: 637g
ISBN-10: 1840644095
ISBN-13: 9781840644098
Barcode No: 9781840644098
Since the early 1980s there has been an explosive growth in research into environmental issues from a social science perspective. Ecological economics, in particular, has emerged as a true transdiscipline which seeks to conceptualize environmental concerns, thus allowing for the formulation of appropriate policy measures. This volume takes stock of this emerging body of work and offers an authoritative insight into current environmental thought. The book is divided into three broad sections: Disciplinary Approaches, Concepts and Issues. The first section reviews the state of environmental thinking in the diverse fields of philosophy, politics, sociology, economics and law. The concepts addressed include the precautionary principle, sustainable development, environmental security and ecological modernization. The last section assesses a range of crucial environmental issues such as consumption, biodiversity, global climate change and population.

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