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Extending Schumacher's Concept of Total Accounting and Accountability into the 21st Century : Advances in Public Interest Accounting - Kala Saravanamuthu

Extending Schumacher's Concept of Total Accounting and Accountability into the 21st Century

Advances in Public Interest Accounting

Hardcover Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9781848553002
Number Of Pages: 325

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This special issue is a collection of thoughtful, timely and innovative papers on a critical topic and offers accounting's response to the challenge of climate change. With appraisals of influential authors spanning a range of disciplines, this volume incorporates constructs from the science of climate change into the sustainability discourse. Stimulating the debate are contributions from scientists who have extrapolated advances in atmospheric, water and ecosystem science to management control systems, as well as scholars bringing Buddhist and Gandhian philosophic insights into accountability constructs. Uniquely, the scientists, in teasing out the management implications of their disciplines, have gone the extra distance in providing an opportunity for interdisciplinary research recognising social constructivist perspectives. Ever aware of accounting's mutability in its pursuit of measure, and its classical economic formulation's obscuring paths of inquiry, these contributors pursue holistic theories and new ways of conceptualising, extending understanding and deepening possibilities. The authors - eminent atmospheric scientists, contributors to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), authorities on Buddhism, leaders in Schumacher institutes, influential international scholars and sustainability researchers with cutting-edge publications - have dedicated their practice to advancing social and accounting practices by transforming our very ways of thinking toward enlightened and inspired social action and systems. Book jacket.

List of Contributorsp. vii
Introduction
Developing Schumacher's Total Accounting into an Accountability Interface Between the Science of Climate Change and the Sustainability Discoursep. 3
Middle Way Theoretical Constructs
Developments in the Schumacher Ethosp. 15
Buddhist Economics: A Path from an Amoral Accounting Toward a Moral Onep. 25
Social Accounting for Sufficiency: Buddhist Principles and Practices, and their Application in Thailandp. 55
A Journey of Socialising the Risks Associated with Global Warming: A Gandhian Insight into Schumacher's Total Accounting and Accountabilityp. 121
Introduction to the Atmospheric, Water and Ecosystem Management
Sustainable Atmospheric Managementp. 193
Decentralised Mega Visioning: Compiling A Global Scale, Beautifully Small Vision for Waterp. 225
Reasons, Means and Consequences: Monitoring Soil Condition For 'The Proper Use of Land' In Agricultural Landscapesp. 261
Research Note on Labour Process in Developing Countries
The Dilemma in Monitoring Voluntary Labour Standards: Labour's 'Muted' Consent to Exploit itselfp. 297
About the Authorsp. 321
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ISBN: 9781848553002
ISBN-10: 1848553005
Series: Advances in Public Interest Accounting
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: April 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.24  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.61

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