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Green economics : an introduction to theory, policy, and practice / Molly Scott Cato
Bib ID 4582048
Format BookBook
Author
Cato, Molly Scott
 
Description London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, c2009 
xvi, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781844075706
9781844075713
Summary

"The world as we know it needs a new economics. Climate change, financial crisis and out-of-control globalization - all the major problems facing the world have their root in the dominant economic system." "This explains the axioms of green economics including views on taxation, welfare, money, economic development and work through the work of its inspirational figures including Schumacher, Robertson and Douthwaite. It also explores the contributions and insights of schools of thought critical of the dominant neo-classical economic paradigm, including ecofeminism, views from the global South, and the perspective of indigenous peoples. Examples of effective green policies that are already being implemented across the world are presented, as well as policy prescriptions for issues including economic measurement, localization, citizens' income, taxation and trade."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Green economics: economics for people and the planet
  • Pt. I. Theory
  • 2. Where did it all start?
  • 3. Economics and identity
  • Pt. II. Vision for the future
  • 4. Work
  • 5. Money
  • 6. Green business: from maximizing profits to a vision of conviviality
  • Pt. III. Policies for a green economy
  • 7. The policy context
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-217) and index.

Subjects Environmental economics.  |  Economics -- Sociological aspects.  |  Sustainable living.  |  Economic policy.  |  Social policy.

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