Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications by Herman E. Daly - PDF and EPUB eBook
Conventional economics is increasingly criticized for failing to reflect the value of clean air and water, species diversity,...
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Details of Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications
- Exact title of the book
- Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications
- Book author
- Herman E. Daly
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 488 pages
- November 1st 2003 by Island Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 1952 kB
Some brief overview of book
Conventional economics is increasingly criticized for failing to reflect the value of clean air and water, species diversity, and social and generational equity. By excluding biophysical and social reality from its analyses and equations, conventional economics seems ill-suited to address problems in a world characterized by increasing human impacts and decreasing natural resources. Ecological Economics is an introductory-level textbook for an emerging paradigm that addresses this fundamental flaw in conventional economics.
The book defines a revolutionary transdiscipline that incorporates insights from the biological, physical, and social sciences, and it offers a pedagogically complete examination of this exciting new field. The book provides students with a foundation in traditional neoclassical economic thought, but places that foundation within a new interdisciplinary framework that embraces the linkages among economic growth, environmental degradation, and social inequity. Introducing the three core issues that are the focus of the new transdiscipline - scale, distribution, and efficiency - the book is guided by the fundamental question, often assumed but rarely spoken in.