This Handbook provides an overview of major current debates, trends and perspectives in ecological economics. It covers a wide range of issues, such as the foundations of ecological economics, deliberative methods, the de-growth movement, ecological macroeconomics, social metabolism, environmental governance, consumer studies, knowledge systems and new experimental approaches. Written by leading authors in their respective areas of specialisation, the contributions systematize the “state of the art” in the selected topics, and draw insights about new knowledge frontiers.
‘This volume is a much-needed addition to the literature on ecological economics. The essays in this volume represent a return to the basic ontological foundations which distinguished the field from standard economics at its inception over three decades ago—the insistence that the economy is grounded in biophysical reality and that human needs cannot be reduced to economic calculation. As the authors argue, the inspiration for a revitalization of ecological economics lies not in welfare economics but in new developments in the biophysical and behavioral sciences.’ – John Gowdy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
Joan Martinez-Alier, Roldan Muradian Edited by Joan Martinez-Alier, Professor of Economics and Economic History, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain and Roldan Muradian, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil. Contributors include: D.N. Barton, L. Braat, J.C. Cárdenas, M. de Carvalho Amazonas, E. Coudel, J. Ferreira, M. Fischer-Kowalski, E. Gómez-Baggethun, R. de Groot, A. Guarín, H. Haberl, M. Hercowitz, G. Kallis, B. Martín-López, J. Martinez-Alier, L. Matos, P.H. May, B. Muraca, R. Muradian, A. Nadal, J. O'Neill, L.E.C. Pereira, P. Petridis, M.-G. Piketty, V. Reyes-García, I. Ring, B. Rodríguez-Labajos, I. Ropke, I. Scholz, C. Spash, F. Toni, T. Uebel, A. Vatn, P. Victor, C. Zografos
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