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Economics and Sustainability

Social-Ecological Perspectives

Authors: Bruckmeier, Karl

  • Highlights the significance of economic knowledge for the broader discourse of environmental sustainability
  • Demonstrates how to synthesise interdisciplinary research  for sustainable development
  • Includes practical and illustrative examples of successful and failing policies and management approaches for sustainability
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides an overview of economic perspectives on sustainability. It synthesises economic, ecological and interdisciplinary sustainability research and by applying an integrated social-ecological and economic framework, demonstrates how this research can be improved and implemented in practice. 
Split into three parts, the book begins by introducing a range of topics forming the basis of knowledge needed to understand the varying sustainability discourses in economics, ecology and interdisciplinary sustainability research. Chapters cover the political context of sustainability; the history of sustainability in European environmental discourses dating back to the seventeenth century; as well as various problems and forms of interdisciplinary knowledge integration and synthesis in the sustainability process. Part II reviews the core economic themes relevant to sustainable development including natural resource management, environmental economics and ecological economics. Also highlighted are often neglected issues such as conflicts, disasters and interrelated crises on the way towards sustainability. The chapters in Part III discuss the future of the sustainability process. They argue for the necessity of overhauling the relationship between science and practice; explore failures and the unforeseen difficulties of sustainability transformation; and discuss how to enable a long term sustainability process that reaches into the distant future.
An innovative resource for a broad range of interdisciplinary programmes on sustainability.  The book will be an invaluable reference for master and PhD students, instructors, researchers and practitioners in sustainability governance.


About the authors

Karl Bruckmeier is a retired Professor from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia and from the Human Ecology Programme at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is associated as researcher with the New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, CICS-NOVA, Portugal, and the South Bohemian University, Faculty of Economics, Czech Republic.

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eBook 50,28 €
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  • Due: January 1, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-56627-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics and Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Social-Ecological Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56627-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56627-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-56626-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 447
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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