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Elgar Encyclopedia of Ecological Economics : Elgar Encyclopedias in Economics and Finance - Emilio Padilla Rosa

Elgar Encyclopedia of Ecological Economics

By: Emilio Padilla Rosa (Editor), Jesus Ramos-Martin (Editor)

Hardcover | 19 September 2023

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With diverse contributions from over 100 authors around the globe, this comprehensive Encyclopedia summarises the developments of ecological economics from the fundamental contributions to the more recent methodological debates in the field.

This Encyclopedia further reflects the relevant state of research including past and present major debates about particular concepts, theories, actors and issues at hand. It provides an expansive list of topics including sustainable development, the limits to growth, agroecology, implications of thermodynamic laws for economics, integrated ecologic-economic modelling, valuation of natural resources and services, and renewable and non-renewable resources management. With a strong normative focus, entries include theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions, as the field orientates its efforts to improve environmental policy and governance to enhance wellbeing, environmental quality, and social justice.

This unique reference will be a key tool to students, scholars, policy makers and anyone else seeking to understand the link between economic systems and the environment from the perspective of ecological economics, business management, environmental and urban studies.

Key Features:

  • Entries include selected references for further study

  • Entries by both leading scholars and up-and-coming voices

  • Addresses the links between the ecological crisis and economic activity

  • Over 90 entries with accessible explanations of key concepts and methods

  • Multi-disciplinary approach across the fields of economics, ecology, sociology, geography, and also political science and history.

Industry Reviews
'Economics for the twenty-first century? This is what this book is all about. It will become the definitive international reference. Top scholars in the field provide thoughtful summaries of key concepts in ecological economics. By doing this, they offer insights and tools on how to reconcile human development with planetary boundaries, arguably the most important challenge of our time.' -- Federico Demaria, University of Barcelona, Spain
'This amazing volume reflects that ecological economics has become a mature transdisciplinary field, with consolidated concepts, methods and analytical frameworks. The Editors have done an impressive job in mobilizing contributors to offer stepping stones to those interested in learning how to reconcile our economy with a living planet.' -- Roldan Muradian, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil

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