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Studies in Ecological Economics

Green Economy Reader

Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustainability

Editors: Shmelev, Stanislav (Ed.)

  • Aims to fill the gap in understanding ecological economics as one of the important foundations for green economy trend in the new economic thinking
  • Stimulates further interdisciplinary dialogue, conducted in the spirit of ecological economics, and will support democratic values and methodological and cultural pluralism
  • A thought provoking collection of top level contributions
  • Helps to facilitate the transition towards sustainability and educational reform
  • Will equip MSc and PhD students in economics with the state of the art in sustainability thinking
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About this book

State of the art in sustainability thinking, inspired by interdisciplinary ideas of ecological economics. This book is focusing on sustainability pathways, new economic theory, democracy and institutions, multidimensional assessment of sustainability, macroeconomic modelling and policies, climate change and renewable energy, resource flows and circular economy, regenerative cities, environmental conflicts and values. It will be helpful for MSc and PhD students in Economics, Management, Environmental Change, Ecological Economics, Development Economics, Sustainability and practitioners in business, international and nongovernmental organizations. Rich, diverse and thought provoking collection of top level contributions, it will help to facilitate the transition towards sustainability and educational reform. 

A fabulous composition of papers by the authors who really count! Ernst von Weizs√§cker, The Club of Rome 

The authors present a refreshing perspective on the possibilities of human progress in harmony with nature, without the need for economic growth to secure long term human welfare and wise use of nature's services. Extremely relevant. Peter May, Past President, International Society for Ecological Economics and Professor, UFRRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

The book goes well beyond the Green Economy, offering arguments and blueprints for a complete makeover of the current economic system. With multi- and interdisciplinary contributions ranging from moderately to fundamentally critical of current economics, it raises fundamental questions of value and power, draws on a wide range of theories, opens the eyes for the historical processes that brought about the current crises and demonstrates the value of ecological, but also classical economic thinking to their solution. If better politics require better theories, this is a must read for academics and decision makers in the time of climate crisis. Joachim Spangenberg, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, SERI Germany e.V.

About the authors

In 2008-9 Dr Shmelev was a Senior Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. His previous appointments included Visiting Professorships at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), University Paris Dauphine (France), University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan) and National University of Colombia (Colombia). In 2004-2007 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Open University (UK). Dr Shmelev has given invited lectures and seminars in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the USA. Dr Shmelev has collaborated with such international organisations as UNEP, IUCN, UNDP, OECD and numerous universities. In 2013 the Handelsblatt Newspaper featured Dr Stanislav Shmelev as one of top four most promising new economists in the world. He is now Director at Environment Europe Ltd, a think-tank based in Oxford.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Life Required. Political Economy in the Long Emergency

    Orr, David W.

    Pages 3-23

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  • How Economics Can Become Compatible with Democracy

    Söderbaum, Peter

    Pages 25-38

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  • Gaps in Mainstream Economics: Energy, Growth, and Sustainability

    Ayres, Robert U.

    Pages 39-53

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  • A Further Critique of Growth Economics

    Daly, Herman

    Pages 55-66

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  • Multidimensional Assessment of Sustainability: Harmony vs. the Turning Point

    Shmelev, Stanislav

    Pages 67-98

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Buy this book

eBook 71,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38919-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 90,47 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38917-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Green Economy Reader
Book Subtitle
Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustainability
Editors
  • Stanislav Shmelev
Series Title
Studies in Ecological Economics
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38919-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38919-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-38917-2
Series ISSN
1389-6954
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 463
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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