Efficiency is the hallmark of environmental economics, and though economists are concerned with the environment, primarily because it challenges the efficiency of competitive markets, until now, limited attention has been paid to distributional issues. This excellent collection of essays identifies and addresses key issues surrounding the inequality-environment relationship such as:
* Does increasing economic inequality lead to better or worse environmental quality?
* Which individual or social features play a role in determining the differentiated impact of changes in the environment?
* What impact does economic inequality or social segmentation have on collective action?
* How important is the complex economic and social institution in which the inequality-environment takes place?
With an impressive array of contributors and an excellent mix of popular and noteworthy topics, this latest addition to the Routledge Siena Studies in Political Economy series will prove essential to economists with an interest in the environment and will be useful to readers with a more general environmental studies background.
Table of Contents
Inequality, Growth And The Environment Globalisation And Sustainable Development Income Inequality And The Environmental Kuznets Curve Beyond Accumulation And Technical Progress: Negative Externalities As An Engine Of Economic Growth Unequal Effects Of Environment Changes Navigating In A Second-Best World: Ecological Distribution, Historical Liability And Social Choice Poverty Alleviation Environment And Sustainable Development Implication For The Management Of Natural Capital Inequality And Environmental Policy Inequality And Collective Action Towards The Environment Biodiversity As A Local Public Good Collective Action On The Commons The Role Of Inequality Overcoming Asymmetries In The Commons With Sub Optimal Strategies: An Experimental Exploration In The Field Institutions, Inequalities And The Environment Environment And Global Public Goods Economic Institutions And Governance Of The Commons Decision Making Under Uncertainty And Irreversibility: A Rational Approach To The Precautionary Principle.
Marcello Basili teaches Microeconomics and Environmental Political Economics at the University of Siena, Italy. Maurizio Franzini is full professor of Economic Policy at the Università di Roma "La Sapienza". Allesandro Vercelli teaches Economic policy and Environmental economics at the University of Siena, Italy.