The Environmental Consequences of Growth: Steady-State Economics as an Alternative to Ecological Decline, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Environmental Consequences of Growth

Steady-State Economics as an Alternative to Ecological Decline, 1st Edition

By Douglas Booth


240 pages

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Paperback: 9780415169912
pub: 1998-01-01
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This book presents a new perspective on the link between economic growth and environmental change. All the key issues in environmental economics are covered, including:

* industry, creation and environmental change

* air, water and toxic pollution

* economic growth and the limits of environmental regulation

* ethics and the limits of environmental economics.

The central thesis is that whilst new industries are necessary for economic growth, their development creates new environmental problems which become difficult to reverse. An alternative approach, 'steady-state economics', based on the concept of ethical commitment, is put forward as a possible alternative to a high-growth, environmentally destructive economy. Providing a welcome alternative to conventional, neoclassical microeconomic thought on environmental issues, this will be vital reading for students of environmental economics and related subjects.

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Routledge Advances in Social Economics

This series presents new advances and developments in social economics thinking on a variety of subjects that concern the link between social values and economics. Need, justice and equity, gender, cooperation, work, poverty, the environment, class, institutions, public policy, and methodology are some of the most important themes. Among the orientations of the authors are social economist, institutionalist, humanist, solidarist, cooperativist, radical and Marxist, feminist, post-Keynesian, behaviorist, and environmentalist. The series offers new contributions from today’s most foremost thinkers on the social character of the economy. 

Publishes in conjunction with the Association of Social Economics.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General