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Economics of a Crowded Planet

Authors: Murison Smith, Fraser

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  • Provides a new conceptual framework to understand the relationship between human economy and nature
  • Combines ecological economics and complex systems theory
  • Shows how elements of mainstream economics can be integrated into a generative economics of the future
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This book asks the question, how would economics look today and into the future if one started with a blank sheet of paper? Written mainly for a technical audience, yet accessible to the lay reader, Economics of a Crowded Planet addresses the ontology, epistemology and methodology of a future economics as if from outside the economy looking in. It presents a conceptual framework for a future economics drawing from systems science and hierarchy theory, integrating central concepts from present-day economics, so as to orient the field in a direction that can serve society’s future needs in practical ways. 

The exposition reveals a paradigm called ‘market planetarianism: the idea that the power of markets may be used to steer the economy toward a desired long-term goal.  Both a prescriptive doctrine and an economic methodology, it treats the economy and nature as instances of complex, evolutionary systems, demanding analytical tools quite unlike those of the 20th-century mainstream.


About the authors

Fraser Murison Smith is an energy specialist in public utilities, formerly an information systems consultant and award-winning cleantech entrepreneur. After completing a PhD in theoretical ecology at Oxford University, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in ecological economics. He has published papers on fisheries, biodiversity and economic development, as well as a book, Environmental Sustainability: Practical Global Implications (1997). Fraser and his wife, a healthcare technology leader, share their home in Northern California with two wonderful young children and a canoe and tent on standby for spontaneous forays into the surrounding mountains, rivers and lakes.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31798-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31797-3
  • 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
Economics of a Crowded Planet
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31798-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31798-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31797-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 428
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations
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