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Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and by Molly Scott Cato

By Molly Scott Cato

the realm as we all know it wishes a brand new economics. weather switch, monetary difficulty and out-of-control globalization - all of the significant difficulties dealing with the realm have their root within the dominant economic climate. The globalised industry is the existing strength in our lives, undermining the genuine significance of our human groups and our planet. eco-friendly Economics argues that society can be embedded in the atmosphere, and that markets and economies are social constructions that are supposed to reply to social and environmental priorities.

This hugely readable textual content offers an creation to eco-friendly economics together with perspectives on taxation, welfare, funds, fiscal improvement and employment throughout the paintings of its inspirational figures together with Schumacher, Robertson and Douthwaite. It additionally explores the contributions and insights of colleges of inspiration serious of the dominant neo-classical monetary paradigm, together with ecofeminism, perspectives from the worldwide South, and the point of view of indigenous peoples. Examples of potent eco-friendly rules which are already being applied internationally are provided, in addition to coverage prescriptions for concerns together with weather switch, localization, voters' source of revenue, fiscal size, ecotaxes and trade.

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