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304 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
83 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
359 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
v, 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
xiv, 208 pages ; 23 cm
  • Prologue Introduction Part I: Embodied Foreign Debt in the National System of Conservation Areas 1 - Political Economy: Building Costa Rica's Neo-liberal State 2 - Political Ecology: Debt-for-Nature and Its Experts Part II: Embodied Debt-for-Nature: Women, Peasants, Indigenous Peoples, and the Remaking of Nature 3 - The Land Plan in Arenal-Tilaran Conservation Area: New Natures and New Workers in Fortuna, Z-Trece, Abanico, and Miramar 4 - Genetics as a Site of Biotechnology or Biopiracy: Dispossession of Indigenous Peoples' and Peasants' Knowledge 5 - Forests as Carbon Sinks: Dispossession of Peasant Access to the Forest 6 - Scenery as Eco-tourism: Dispossession of Peasant Agricultural Land and the Rise of Prostitution 7 - Medicinal Plants in Micro-enterprises: The Dispossession of Rural Women's Labour and Knowledge 8 - Mountains as Open-Pit Mining Sites: Dispossession of Peasants' Water and Livelihood 9 - The Need for Alternative Relations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442649361 20160618
Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the concept of sustainable development has become the basis for a vast number of "green industries" from eco-tourism to carbon sequestration. In The "Greening" of Costa Rica, Ana Isla exposes the results of the economist's rejection of physical limits to growth, the biologist's fetish with such limits, and the indebtedness of peripheral countries. Isla's case study is the 250,000 hectare Arenal-Tilaran Conservation Area, created in the late 1990s as the result of Canada-Costa Rica debt-for-nature swaps. Rather than reducing poverty and creating equality, development in and around the conservation area has dispossessed and disenfranchised subsistence farmers, expropriating their land, water, knowledge, and labour. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork in these communities, Isla exposes the duplicity of a neoliberal model in which the environment is converted into commercial assets such as carbon credits, intellectual property, cash crops, open-pit mining, and eco-tourism, few of whose benefits flow to the local population.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442649361 20160618
Green Library
vi, 88 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
68 p. ; 26 cm.
Green Library
v, 33 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Fiscal policy and growth
  • Fiscal policy for a sustainable environment
  • Fiscal policy, human development, and the MDGs
  • Governance and sustainable development
  • Moving forward.
Fiscal policy affects sustainable development through its effects on growth, the environment, and resource development. What are the relationships between fiscal policy and sustainable development, and how does the IMF seek to promote sustainable development in its policy advice? What lessons have been learned so far, and how can governments, the international community, and international financial institutions more fully support sustainable development?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589061590 20160527
Green Library
xx, 300 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • India's fiscal deficits and their sustainability in perspective / Ashok K. Lahiri and R. Kannan
  • Taxing services : strategy and challenges / M. Govinda Rao
  • Fiscal discipline at the state level : perverse incentives and paths to reform / Mukesh Anand, Amaresh Bagchi, and Tapas K. Sen
  • Growth-accelarating fiscal devolution to the third tier / Indira Rajaraman
  • Quality of government expenditure : a review / E.A.S. Sarma
  • Government subsidies in India : issues and approach / D.K. Srivastava and C. Bhujanga Rao
  • Contingent liabilities at the state level : the Indian experience / Usha Thorat and Sunando Roy
  • Fiscal impact of electricity boards' overdues on state finances / T.L. Sankar
  • The poor and health service use in India / Ajay Mahal, Abdo S. Yazbeck, David H. Peters and G.N.V. Ramana
  • Fiscal adjustment and expenditure management / A. Premchand and Saumen Chattopadhyay
  • State finances in India : towards fiscal responsibility / Stephan Howes and Shikha Jha
  • The challenge of pension reform in India / Robert Palacios.
This work examines macro-fiscal and micro-fiscal of policy and its implications for economic growth acceleration through an insight into the financial boundaries under which government spending is set and tax revenue targets estimated and the opportunity cost of cutting or expanding government spending programmes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195666007 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Fiscal sustainability analysis is the use of a simple set of tools to analyze a government's budget and its debt position, and leads to conclusions - given the government's debt level - about the appropriateness of fiscal policy. Many economists are familiar with fiscal sustainability analysis, but there is no single reference work that explains it. Fiscal Sustainability in Theory and Practice fills this gap. The handbook is organized around three themes: (i) basic theory and tools for everyday use, (ii) the effects of business cycles on public finance and the role of fiscal rules, and (iii) crises and their impact on fiscal sustainability. The first theme is central to the book's purpose of bringing the basic theoretical literature together, along with a set of examples used to illustrate particular methods of analysis. The second and third themes develop the topic of fiscal sustainability further, by extending it to topics at the forefront of policy debates in the recent past. Aimed at economists previously unfamiliar with fiscal sustainability analysis, this book will also serve as a useful reference work for all economists with either an advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level of training.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821358740 20160528
Green Library
xviii, 283 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Improving the methodology for measuring the greening of the tax system / Kris Bachus
  • New information in the OECD database on instruments used for environmental policy / Nils Axel Braathen
  • Promotion of biofuels and EU state aid rules : the case of Spain / Álvaro Antón Antón
  • Territorial differences for transport fuel demand in Spain : an econometric study / Pablo del Río ... [et al.]
  • Environmental concern and sustainability : when citizens assess urban mobility, do they consider the environment? / Ignacio Pisano, Regina Lafuente, and Carlos Priego
  • Taxing malls : ways to achieve sustainable urban mobility and transport / María Amparo Grau Ruiz
  • Electric vehicles : plugging into the US tax code / Janet E. Milne
  • Electric vehicles, taxes and public policies in Brazil / José Marcos Domingues and Luiz Artur Pecorelli-Peres
  • Automobile taxation in Spain : recent reforms and future proposals / Amadeo Fuenmayor
  • Fiscal tools for inclusion of GCC states in the global environmental programme : focus upon new vehicle imports / Jon Truby
  • Taxation and electricity transmission : bringing wind energy onto the grid / Emily E. Steinhilber and Jonathan R. Voegele
  • Public-private partnerships as incentive to foster sustainable technologies / Rolf H. Weber
  • Public policy issues on the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in Japan / Soocheol Lee and Kazuhiro Ueta
  • Fueling meltdown : nuclear tax and subsidy in Japan / Seung-Joon Park
  • Looking for evidence of landfill tax effectiveness in the European Union / Samuela Bassi and Emma Watkins
  • Landfill and waste incineration taxes in Catalonia, Spain / Ignasi Puig Ventosa, Ana Citlalic González Martínez, and Marta Jofra Sora
  • Raw water pricing for ground water preservation : a policy advocacy exercise in CDO, Philippines / Rosalina Palanca-Tan.
Green Taxation and Environmental Sustainability explores the critical issue of how taxes can be applied across relevant environmental issues - including transport, nuclear power, and water and waste management - to achieve sustainability. Containing topical chapters written by environmental experts, the book covers a number of key issues, including interaction of biofuels and EU state aid rules; territorial differences for transport fuel demand; electric vehicles, taxation and electricity transmission; public policy issues on the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in Japan; landfill and waste incineration taxes; as well as many other topics. This insightful study will appeal to policy makers in government, as well as to students and academics in environmental law, environmental economics and environmental sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781009024 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Environmentally damaging subsidies: can we tell a perverse subsidy if we see one?, Jan Pieters and Helen Mountford-- the perversity of government subsidies for energy and water, Andre de Moot and Cees van Beers-- promoting green budget reforms in the USA - the experience of Friends of the Earth, Gawain Kripke-- green budget reform - case study of Slovenia, Kai Schlegelmilch and Tanja Markovic-Hribernik. Part 2 Taxes and charges: evaluating environmental taxes - recent experiences and proposals for the future, Stefan Speck and Paul Ekins-- a review of environmentally damaging tax concessions in Germany, Ursula Triebswetter-- energy subsidies in Germany, Bettina Meyer-- designing a land use tax, Kilian Bizer-- Italian waste management - comparing revenues from a general tax with a quantity related fee, Luciano Messori. Part 3 Subsidies for environmental purposes: the provision of public goods - sending the right price signals, Erik Romstad-- technical potential for CO2 emissions reductions and the scope for subsidies, Johan Albrecht-- assessing subsidies in a second-best world - the case of forestry in Ireland, J. Peter Clinch. Part 4 European financial transfers: economic instruments for agri-environmental policy - what, when and what for?, Dominic Hogg-- European Union agri-environmental policy - issus and potentials, Frank J. Convery et al-- subsidies to the farming sector - who receives direct payment in Ireland?, Susan Scott. Part 5 Public purchasing and administration: the case of public purchasing and green procurement at the municipal level - the local and the European dimension, Arndt Mielisch and Christoph Erdmenger-- co-operative procurement - market transformation for energy-efficient products, Katrin Ostertag and Carsten Dreher.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840647532 20160527
"Greening the Budget" regards the fundamental cause of environmental degradation as government and market failure and proposes the use of budgets as an instrument of environmental policy to rectify this problem. The book focuses on the elements of the public budget which currently affect the environment and explores the scope for greening both revenue and expenditure through specific measures. The authors begin by considering the effects of removing environmentally damaging subsidies and the potential for correcting the market failure by way of appropriate pricing. They go on to examine the introduction of new taxes following the "polluter pays" principle and, in contrast, the allocation of incentives for those who take the environmentally preferred course of action. They also explore the environmental and budgetary implications of European Union financial transfers by looking at a case study of the agricultural sector. The book concludes by addressing public purchasing and administration. This book should be of interest and value to scholars of environmental economics, researchers involved in environmental policy, and environmental consultants, practitioners and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840647532 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 53 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Giving voice to the marginalized, broadly defined, is the aim of this volume in its examination of social life increasingly marked by global inequality and the extension of market rationalities to all arenas. Revealing the outcome to populations, stakeholders, and the environment when policies resting on narrowly constrained logics are employed, these researchers lead the way in probing accountings participation in significant struggles of our times. In order to better appreciate the consequences of economic globalization, the works examine contemporary rhetoric, governance, politics, and strategies and the manner in which accounting technologies are integrated. These works maintain that transformation is inevitable and they search for possibilities of change that can be manifested in socially equitable practices and improved social justice by enhancing accountability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784416546 20160619
Green Library
xxi, 454 p. ; 23 cm.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195674880 20160528
India's economy has grown rapidly since the beginning of the 1990s, despite a large and growing fiscal deficit and rising public levels relative to output. This book explores whether India has found a way to reconcile sustained expansionary fiscal policies with relative macroeconomic stability. Drawing on the views of some of the most knowledgeable experts on macroeconomics and fiscal policy, with wide ranging experience in both other emerging market countries, as well as in India, it seeks to understand the strengths and weaknesses of India's policies in managing its fiscal position. This volume argues why India does not face serious macroeconomic problems in spite of large fiscal imbalances, but at the same time incurring hidden costs on the economy in terms of foregone potential for even higher economic growth. It warns that time is running out for India to address these fiscal imbalances in a way that does not result in enhanced vulnerability to macroeconomic crisis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195674880 20160528
Green Library


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