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Weak versus Strong Sustainability

Exploring the Limits of Two Opposing Paradigms

By (author) Eric Neumayer
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 26th Sep 2003
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm d 32mm
Weight: 590g
ISBN-10: 1843764881
ISBN-13: 9781843764885
Barcode No: 9781843764885
In this fully updated and revised edition of an original text, Eric Neumayer offers an authoritative contribution to one of the most important questions concerning sustainable development: can natural capital be substituted by other forms of capital? Proponents of weak sustainability maintain that such substitutability is possible, whilst followers of strong sustainability regard natural capital as non-substitutable. This book assesses whether science can unambiguously endorse either paradigm and investigates to what extent and at what cost certain forms of natural capital should be preserved.

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