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Coevolutionary Economics : The Economy, Society and the Environment - John M. Gowdy

Coevolutionary Economics

The Economy, Society and the Environment

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1994
ISBN: 9780792394884
Number Of Pages: 246

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The subject of this volume is the human economy and its coevolutionary relationship with the natural world. This relationship is examined in three broad types of societies; hunter--gatherers, agriculturalists, and modern market economies. A growing body of scientific evidence has made it clear that the current human impact on the environment is far above the level that can be maintained without causing profound changes in the biophysical world to which we belong. The new fields of ecological economics and evolutionary economics can help us understand the relationship between the economy, society and the environment and may help us to formulate effective policies to manage these changes.

List of Figures
The Economy, Economics and the Environmentp. 1
The Bioethics of Hunting and Gathering Societiesp. 27
Equality and Environmental Sustainability in Agricultural Societiesp. 51
Markets, Property Rights and Biodiversityp. 77
Evolutionary Theory and Economic Theoryp. 103
Selection and Coevolution in Industrial Economiesp. 131
Economic Growth Versus the Environmentp. 155
Progress, Economy and Environment: Toward a Declining Statep. 177
Referencesp. 203
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780792394884
ISBN-10: 0792394887
Series: Natural Resource Management and Policy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 31st August 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 16.87  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.59

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