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Toward Sustainable Development

An Ecological Economics Approach, 1st Edition

By Philip Andrew Lawn

CRC Press

488 pages

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pub: 2000-07-28
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By now, most people in the ecological and environmental fields have heard of sustainable development, but how many know how we go about getting there, and if we are achieving it? By synthesizing the many disparate elements of the field of Ecological Economics, Toward Sustainable Development: An Ecological Economics Approach combines analysis, theory, and empiricism to answer the whats, whys, and hows of moving towards sustainable development.

Since the ecological economics approach to sustainable development is still a relatively new paradigm, its long-term success rests heavily on the formalized establishment of the most basic and fundamental principles. This volume discusses the formation of these principles and their implementation in the real world. Lawn establishes the ground-rules by showing that development need not be achieved at the expense of ecological sustainability. He presents the tools, guidelines, and conceptual framework necessary to move toward sustainable development.

Filled with figures, tables, and illustrations, Toward Sustainable Development: An Ecological Economics Approach systematically develops a conceptual framework from which to design workable policies. The author shows that development and ecological sustainability don't have to be trade-offs but can be complimentary and outlines a range of economic and non-economic indicators to measure performance.

Table of Contents

Introduction

An Ecological Economic View of the Sustainable Development Concept

An Overview of the Sustainable Development Concept

What is Development?

What is Sustainability?

What is Sustainable Development?

Sustainable Development, Economic Theory, and Macro Policy Goals and Instruments

Sustainable Development and an Optimal Macroeconomic Scale

Economic Efficiency and Policy Goals and Instruments

Sustainable Development and the Role of Relative Prices

Sustainable Development and the Role of the Market

Sustainable Development and the Co-evolutionary Paradigm

The Neoclassical Economic Framework as a Product of the Newtonian World View

The Development of a Co-evolutionary-Based Conceptual Framework

The Market: A Co-evolutionary Feedback Mechanism

Toward Sustainable Development

Toward Sustainable Development: A Framework for Policy Setting and National Accounting Reform

Towards Sustainable Development: Sustainable Development Indicators

Toward Sustainable Development: Policy Conclusions and Prescriptions

Toward Sustainable Development: The Need for Moral Growth

Appendices

Acronyms

References

Index

Tables

Figures

About the Series

Ecological Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI020000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology