II Systems Science

Environmental Assessment of Socioeconomic Systems

Editors: Burkhardt, D. (Ed.)

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Neglect of the relation between the socio-economic system and its natural environment has had detrimental consequences in the past, for example - the pollution of the natural environment (water, air and soil) by producing, using and consuming the products of our industrialized economy, - the forseeable exhaustion of natural resources by continuing the increase of industrial production. Most of the recent activities, both in research and in adminis­ tration, against these impacts have been technically oriented, with the aim of stimulating and introducing new technologies of produc­ tion and new products to diminish the environmental pollution. But these efforts, which are of course necessary, cannot be successful in approaching the aim - which should and must in the long-term view be defined as the development of society in balance with the natural environment. Therefore, in addition to an assess­ ment of technologies, emphasis should be put on an assessment of socio-economic systems. On di~~erent levels, individual and social preferences determine quantities and qualities of production and consumption using economical values, e.g., market prices as regula­ tors. Following this argumentation, an environment assessment of activities against pollution has especially to consider the social response to environmental impacts. Of course, this topic must be a subject of interdisciplinary research. The challenge concerned in this context is to increase the knowledge of the relationship between social, economic and tech­ nical subsets.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Systematic Distortion in Planning and Assessment

    Davoll, John

    Pages 3-15

  • Planning Sociotechnical Systems

    Rupp, E.

    Pages 17-27

  • Demo-Economic Policy Simulations for Belgium

    Lesthaeghe, R. (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Socio-Economic Systems, Urban Growth and Settlement Patterns (The Case of Turkey)

    Keleş, Ruşen

    Pages 49-67

  • Some Future Uses of Analytic Forecasting

    Solem, E.

    Pages 71-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Assessment of Socioeconomic Systems
Editors
  • D. Burkhardt
Series Title
II Systems Science
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-2520-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-2520-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-2522-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 597
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