Water Resources and Economic Processes
Economics of Feeding the Hungry Sustainable Intensification and Sustainable Food Security
History of the Future of Economic Growth Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth
Physical Limits to Economic Growth Perspectives of Economic, Social, and Complexity Science
Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, Brian Petersen
November 02, 2020
Degrowth is a planned economic contraction in wealthy countries that reduces production and consumption—and, by extension, greenhouse gas emissions and stresses on global ecosystems—to sustainable levels within ecological limits. This book explores the idea of degrowth as an economic alternative to...
September 28, 2020
Water exploitation has increased notably in the world during the last 250 years since the onset of industrialisation. The relationships between economic processes and water use are complex and include many interwoven drivers such as: technological development, dietary choices and food production, ...
May 07, 2019
As productivity expands to cater for population increase and shifting diets, many individuals remain hungry, whilst others suffer obesity, and significant amounts of food are wasted. Yet, this triple dilemma oversimplifies the underlying complexity. This book explores this complexity from an ...
Christine Bauhardt, Wendy Harcourt
December 13, 2018
This book envisages a different form of our economies where care work and care-full relationships are central to social and cultural life. It sets out a feminist vision of a caring economy and asks what needs to change economically and ecologically in our conceptual approaches and our daily lives ...
Ove Daniel Jakobsen
December 03, 2018
Anarchism and Ecological Economics: A Transformative Approach to a Sustainable Future explores the idea that anarchism – aimed at creating a society where there is as much freedom in solidarity as possible – may provide an ideal political basis for the goals of ecological economics. It seems clear ...
Iris Borowy, Matthias Schmelzer
March 08, 2018
The future of economic growth is one of the decisive questions of the twenty-first century. Alarmed by declining growth rates in industrialized countries, climate change, and rising socio-economic inequalities, among other challenges, more and more people demand to look for alternatives beyond ...
Roberto Burlando, Angelo Tartaglia
January 11, 2018
The debate on the physical limits and constraints to the economic growth of globalized society is now widespread. This book explores the physical and economic aspects of the conflict between humans, with their thoughtless focus on growth through material production, and environmental constraints. ...
Isabelle Cassiers, Kevin Maréchal, Dominique Méda
October 30, 2017
We stand on the threshold of a "post-growth" world – one in which the relentless pursuit of economic growth has ceased to constitute a credible societal project. The symptoms that mark the end of an era are clear and incontrovertible: a return to the regularities of the past is illusory. The ...
Hartmut Rosa, Christoph Henning
August 15, 2017
Many countries have experienced a decline of economic growth for decades, an effect that was only aggravated by the recent global financial crisis. What if in the 21st century this is no longer an exception, but the general rule? Does an economy without growth necessarily bring hardship and crises,...
Judy Brown, Peter Soderbaum, Malgorzata Dereniowska
May 22, 2017
Climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution of land and water, land-use changes, lack of equality and other problems at local, national and global levels represent a challenge for economics as a social science. Mainstream neoclassical economics may be able to contribute to a more sustainable ...
Ana-Maria Boromisa, Sanja Tišma, Anastasya Raditya Ležaić
April 27, 2017
A ‘green economy’ must be built on ‘green jobs’ - the kind of employment that is low carbon, intended to reduce energy use and expected to restore environmental quality. But attempts to define exactly what a ‘green job’ is have led to varied and often contradictory answers. There are many ...
April 27, 2017
This book studies the limits imposed by the depletion of fossil fuels and the requirements of climate stabilization on economic growth with a focus on China. The book intends to examine the potentials of various energy resources, including oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and other ...