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History of Environmental Economic Thought





ISBN 9780415406857
Published March 7, 2007 by Routledge
252 Pages

 
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This volume presents the ideas of major figures in economics throughout history on key environmental issues such as population growth, resource scarcity and environmental contamination. Throughout, the historical roots of current debates are explored with empirical case studies illustrating the link between theory and practice. The final chapters look at current ideas on sustainability, and ethical and spiritual dimensions of humanity's relationship with the environment.
Providing fascinating insight into the development of environmental economic thought, this volume will be of great interest to students and researchers in the history of economic thought and environmental economics.

Table of Contents

1. The Early Days  2. Malthusian Problem  3. Ricardian Stagnation  4. Socialism, Marxism and the Environment  5. Natural Resources and the Environment in Neo-Classical Tradition  6. Interventionist School on Natural Resources and the Environment  7. Market Environmentalism Based on Property Rights  8. Empirical Studies on Scarcity After Second World War  9. Spaceship Earth  10. Sustainability Debate  11. Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Environmental Degradation  12. Conclusion

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