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Economy, Environment and Technology: A Socioeconomic Approach : A Socioeconomic Approach - Beat Burgenmeier

Economy, Environment and Technology: A Socioeconomic Approach

A Socioeconomic Approach

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Published: 1st September 1994
For Ages: 18 years old
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This collection of interdisciplinary and multimethodological essays in the socio-economics vein calls for a policy of unprecedented proportions to protect the environment. They are approaches to protecting the environment reducing the imbalance between policies based narrowly on economic and technological instruments, toward policies based on a broader and deeper understanding of the social fabric and institutions. The analyses transcend those values that are derived only with supply and demand in the marketplace. These socio-economic views on the environment develop in two main directions: One takes into account human behavior, institutions, and collective decision-making that underlie environmental protection policies. The second direction casts some light on the existing interface between the economy and the biosphere.

List of Tables and Figures
Introductionp. 3
Estimating Nonuse Values Requires Interdisciplinary Researchp. 11
Understanding Environmental Problems: A Sociological Perspectivep. 27
Recycling Consumer Waste: A Behavioral Science Approach to Environmental Protection Policyp. 51
New Approaches in Ecological Economics: Energy Analysis and the Socioeconomic Elements of Environmental Economicsp. 77
Economic-Ethical and Bioeconomic Elements of "Practical" Economicsp. 107
Sustainable Development and the Economic Growth Debatep. 121
The Physical and Biological Environment - The Socioeconomy of Sustainable Developmentp. 139
Nearly Uncontrollable Pollution of an Agrarian System: A Socioeconomic Case Studyp. 165
Environmental Policy: Beyond the Economic Dimensionp. 175
The Challenge of Economics to Political Modernity: Some Views on the Limits of Collective Action and Powerp. 191
Indexp. 209
Contributorsp. 217
About the Editorp. 219
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ISBN: 9781563244148
ISBN-10: 1563244144
Series: Studies in Socio-Economics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st September 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35