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x, 165 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xi, 363 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Globalisation, Economic Transition, and the Environment: An Introduction Philip Lawn PART II: GLOBALISATION 2. Globalisation versus Internationalisation, and Four Reasons Why Internationalisation is Better Herman Daly 3. Carrying Capacity, Globalisation, and the Unsustainable Entanglement of Nations William Rees 4. Institutionalised Pollution Havens Matthew Cole and Per Fredriksson PART III: ECONOMIC TRANSITION 5. Prosperity Without Growth Tim Jackson 6. Economic Transition in Australia: Time to Move Towards a Steady-state Economy Philip Lawn 7. Assessing the Transition Process Across the Asia-Pacific Region: Comparisons, Trends, and Policy Implications Matthew Clarke and Philip Lawn 8. Managing Without Growth in Canada: Exploring the Possibilities Peter Victor PART IV: THE ENVIRONMENT 9. The Environmental Kuznets Curve: Some Theoretical and Empirical Insights Philip Lawn 10. Planetary Boundaries: Using Early Warning Signals for Sustainable Global Governance Ida Kubiszewski, Will Steffen, Johan Rockstrom and Robert Costanza 11. Ecological Footprint Accounting Mathis Wackernagel, Alessandro Galli, Michael Borucke, Elias Lazarus and Scott Mattoon PART V: CONCLUSION 12. Globalisation, Economic Transition, and the Environment: Synthesis and a Way Forward Philip Lawn Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781951408 20160612
This timely volume brings together some of the leading thinkers in ecological economics to show that achieving sustainable development will require economies to operate within ecological limits; nations to produce and maintain better rather than more physical wealth; and the international community to restore 'internationalist' institutions and trading arrangements. This book focuses on three critical issues pertaining to the broader goal of sustainable development - namely, the degenerative forces of globalisation, ecological sustainability requirements, and how best to negotiate the economic transition process. While the applicability of ecological sustainability to sustainable development is obvious, the association between economic transition and sustainable development, and more particularly, how globalisation forces can impact negatively on the sustainable development process, is poorly understood. This path-breaking book brings together some of the leading practitioners in the field of sustainable development to discuss these issues and to outline ways to achieve sustainable development without the perceived need for continuous growth. The book culminates with a number of policy recommendations and institutional modifications to assist nations and the global community to achieve sustainable development. This book will prove invaluable for academics and researchers in ecological, environmental, and natural resource economics as well as sustainable development, globalisation and international trade. Practitioners and policy-makers at all levels will find this resource both interesting and instrumental to their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781951408 20160612
Green Library
xxvii, 191 p. : ill.
  • Introduction SETTING THE STAGE Methodological OverviewSymptomatic AnalysisSystemic AnalysisAn Evolutionary View of AmericaLessons from Our Energy History Energy-The Critical ResourceThe Flow of Energy Is the Only Real EconomyFollow the Energy-Not the MoneyLessons from the Laws of ThermodynamicsFive Operating Principles ECONOMICS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE The Innate Nature of EconomicsScarcity and Human SurvivalEconomics and Human NatureRational Economic ManFrom Necessities to Wants and Subsistence to WealthMisuse of Economics in PracticeGrowth as Economic Religion Consumption TheoryConsumption for SurvivalConsumption in PracticeAffluence as an Unmitigated Public GoodToward an Economics of Enough ProductionOriginal Intention: Meet Human NecessitiesThe Goal Has Been Unlimited ProductionReconciling the DifferencesThe Concept of Productivity ExternalitiesPolitics, Economics, and ExternalitiesUnderstanding the LanguageThe Nature of MarketsImperfect Property RightsProceeding through Example-The Paper MillDrawing Some ConclusionsFacing Uncertainty DistributionThe Question of Who Gets WhatDistribution: The All-Important, Ignored ElementEconomic Methodology Thwarts RedistributionRevisiting the Notion of SurplusInequality and Economic RealitiesEquity and Social Justice-The Key to Real Sustainability Macroeconomics-Is It Still Helpful in an Age of Scarcity?Origins of MacroeconomicsBasic Macroeconomic WorldviewThe Keynesian Dilemma-Unemployment or Inflation?Controlling the EconomyRevisiting the Capitalist ScenarioAge of Scarcity Changes the ParadigmA Growing Economy, a Planet in Peril RECONCILIATION AND LOOKING TO THE FUTURE The Meaning of Social-Environmental SustainabilityThe Three Pillars of SustainabilityUnderstanding the Triple Bottom-LineSustainability in Practice-The Track Record Imagining the Ideal WorldWe Can Only Move toward a PositiveEconomic Development in the Current WorldTargeting the Strategy Counsel for Getting ThereResource OverexploitationCommunities Must Actively Plan Their Own FuturesBroad-Based Participation a NecessityNeed for Bottom-Up ThinkingA Final Word on GrowthSumming Up AppendixIndex Chapters include endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439853108 20171218
The earth, our home, is in crisis. There are two sides to this crisis-our global economy, and its effect on the ecology of our home planet. Despite conventional thinking that typical monetary and fiscal manipulations will put us back on the path of economic growth, the reality is not that simple. Meanwhile, the natural environment is sending unmistakable warnings. Glaciers are melting; oceans are becoming dangerously acidic; species and their ecological services are becoming extinct; and weather patterns are becoming increasingly severe and unpredictable each year. The stress on resource systems of all kinds threatens to shrink the carrying capacity of the planet, even as we call upon it for increased contributions to support a burgeoning human population. Co-written by an ecologist and an economist, Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World counsels the replacement of symptomatic thinking with a systemic worldview that treats the environment and the economy as an ecosystemic unit. The first part of the book establishes the methodological and biophysical principles needed to develop the concept of socioeconomic sustainability. The second part of the book examines the misuse of economics in the service of what increasingly appears to be a ruinous pursuit of material wealth and expansion. The third part offers advice on reconciling economics and ecology by proposing an economics in which the principles employed are aligned with the biophysical principles of ecology. This timely volume puts forth a sustainable worldview based on systemic thinking, with the emphasis more on what and how people think than on what they do. A unique reference for professionals and laypersons alike, it can also serve as a supplementary classroom text for students of economics, ecology, biology, and environmental science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439853108 20171218
xii, 324 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Ecological Debt: Embodied Debt Ariel SallehPART I - HISTORIESThe Devaluation of Women's LabourSilvia FedericiWho is the 'He' of He Who Decides in Economic Discourse?Ewa CharkiewiczThe Diversity Matrix: Relationship and ComplexitySusan HawthornePART II - MATTERDevelopment for Some is Violence for OthersNalini NayakNuclearised Bodies and Militarised SpaceZohl de Ishtar Women and Deliberative Water Management Andrea Moraes and Ellie PerkinsPART III - GOVERNANCEMainstreaming Trade and Millennium Development Goals?Gig Francisco and Peggy AntrobusPolicy and the Measure of WomanMarilyn WaringFeminist Ecological Economics in Theory and PracticeSabine U. O'HaraPART IV - ENERGYWho Pays for Kyoto Protocol? Selling Oxygen and Selling SexAna IslaHow Global Warming is GenderedMeike SpitznerWomen and the Abuja Declaration for Energy SovereigntyLeigh Brownhill and Terisa E. TurnerPART V - MOVEMENTEcofeminist Political Economy and the Politics of Money Mary MellorSaving Women: Saving the CommonsLeo PodlashucFrom Eco-Sufficiency to Global JusticeAriel SallehIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745328645 20160528
As the twenty-first century faces a crisis of democracy and sustainability, this book brings academics and activists into conversation.These provocative essays by internationally distinguished women thinkers expose the limits of current scholarship in political economy, ecological economics and sustainability science. With a who's who of contributors, Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice is essential reading for anyone concerned about climate change in an era defined by global financial meltdown.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781876756710 20160527
As the twenty-first century faces a crisis of democracy and sustainability, this book attempts to bring academics and alternative globalisation activists into conversation. Through studies of global neoliberalism, ecological debt, climate change, and the ongoing devaluation of reproductive and subsistence labor, these uncompromising essays by internationally distinguished women thinkers expose the limits of current scholarship in political economy, ecological economics, and sustainability science. The book introduces groundbreaking theoretical concepts for talking about humanity-nature links and will be a challenging read for activists and for students of political economy, environmental ethics, global studies, sociology, women's studies, and critical geography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745328645 20160528
Green Library
1 online resource (25 min.)
Can economic growth be environmentally sustainable? Residents of Dhaka's slums show how extreme industrial pollution is destroying their environment and health. Next we talk to Bangladesh's environmental activists, factory owners and government officials and ask what needs to be done to make industrial growth sustainable? We then see how a company sited in a UK National Park, is facing the same challenges, but is reducing their carbon footprint and saving money by reducing pollution, waste and energy consumption.
xix, 233 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword-- Preface-- Part 1 The Principles of a Green Future: Sustainability in a globalized world-- Sustainability-- Subsidiarity-- The primacy of the state-- Green economics.-- Part 2 Changing Society and the Economy: Return to a natural world order-- Global commodity flows-- Population dynamics-- Finance and capital flows-- The global knowledge economy.-- Part 3 A Changing World: Global cooperation and coordination-- The key role of government-- Global corporations-- Human-scale communities-- Sustainable by design-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780566091797 20160604
Over the last three decades the world economy has grown strongly on the back of 'globalization' supported by the policies of free-trade, open markets and privatisation. Over a similar period support has been growing for the concept of 'sustainability' defined in terms of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In the first decade of the 21st century, as the Earth's systems come under increasing strain, the inherent conflict between sustainability and globalization has been exposed. This book examines the shift in thinking required to reconcile these two important areas of policy. In this ground breaking book, Peter McManners has coined the term 'Proximization' to define a new policy framework. A new term ensures that the ideas do not get confused with existing concepts. For example the policies of proximization will lead to localising more activities, but this is not 'localization' as described by many green economists. The book argues that localization does not work as the prime focus of policy. There are many activities that operate best at a global scale and proximization allows this. The principles of Proximization put forward are: 'sustainability', 'subsidiarity', 'primacy of the state' and 'market economics'. The application of these familiar concepts towards a sustainable globalised world is novel and different. It is argued that adherence to the principles of proximization will return world society to a stable natural order. This will mean in practice a number of changes. Global commodity flows will reduce and barriers to migration will increase. National governments will demand more control over their finances leading to restrictions on capital flows. Indeed, Peter McManners believes that an element of 'selfish determination' is needed. The new world order will be sustainable by design. Global organisations such as the UN, national governments and global corporations will have to understand and apply a different paradigm. The arguments in this book do not reflect the idealism or even naivety of some of the green movement. This book is about hard-edged reality presented by an author with huge experience and a deep understanding of the business perspective. It will, therefore appeal to a wide range of professionals involved in setting policy and future direction for businesses, governments, and non-governmental bodies, as well as to those with an academic interest in business, economics, social and environmental issues, and public policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780566091797 20160604
Over the last three decades the world economy has grown strongly on the back of 'globalization' supported by the policies of free-trade, open markets and privatisation. Support has also grown for the concept of 'sustainability', meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. But as the Earth's systems come under increasing strain, the inherent conflict between sustainability and globalization has been exposed. Green Outcomes in a Real World examines the shift in thinking required to reconcile these two important areas of policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780566091803 20160604
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 206 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
x, 184 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction' -- 1. How Ecology has Changes -- 2. International Trade and Environment: Towards Integrative Responsibility -- 3. Social Movements as Problematic Agents of Global Environmental Change -- 4. Global Citizens: Campaigning for Environmental Solutions -- 5. Global Networks and Local Societies: Cities in the Information Age -- 6. Cities, People, Planet -- 7. Global Sustainable Development -- 8. Fragmenting Cosmic Connections: Converting Nature into Commodity -- 9. The 'Wild', the Market and the Native: Indigenous People Face New Forms of Global Colonization.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199264520 20180521
Over the past two decades there has been a growing attention to environmental matters in both scientific research and public interest. Global concerns have arisen particularly surrounding global warming, the emission of toxic chemicals, threats to biodiversity, radioactivity and the depletion of the world's resources such as fisheries and forest cover. The expansion of environmental interests is evident in numerous ways. These include the rise in the number of environment-focused grass-root and non-government organizations, the proliferation of official environmental agencies at national levels, and the growth of 'green' consumerism. These examples demonstrate a set of ways in which a global 'consciousness of connections' is taking form. Scientists, policy-makers, and the general public have become increasingly aware of the connections between environmental domains, and how damage or depletion in one affects numerous others. Yet another kind of developing 'consciousness of connections' involves the evolving links between individuals, groups and organizations concerned with environmental issues around the world. They are ever more conscious of each other, are creating coalitions for effective public campaigns, and are increasingly gaining the ear of national and international policy-makers. This volume presents the views of a number of leading figures concerning the nature of environmental consciousness and the emergence of connections linking globalization (processes of intensifying social, political and economic networks), globalism (our sense of the world as a whole), specific environments (such as rainforests or cities), and environmentalism (expressed in the activities of social movement organizations).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199264520 20180521
Green Library
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 68 min., 16 sec.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet, life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work. The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance -- and, far from the old institutions of power, they're starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm - an economics of localization. The film shows how globalization breeds cultural self-rejection, competition and divisiveness; how it structurally promotes the growth of slums and urban sprawl; how it is decimating democracy. We learn about the obscene waste that results from trade for the sake of trade: apples sent from the UK to South Africa to be washed and waxed, then shipped back to British supermarkets; tuna caught off the coast of America, flown to Japan to be processed, then flown back to the US. We hear about the suicides of Indian farmers; about the demise of land-based cultures in every corner of the world. The second half of The Economics of Happiness provides not only inspiration, but practical solutions. Arguing that economic localization is a strategic solution multiplier that can solve our most serious problems, the film spells out the policy changes needed to enable local businesses to survive and prosper. We are introduced to community initiatives that are moving the localization agenda forward, including urban gardens in Detroit, Michigan and the Transition Town movement in Totnes, UK. We see the benefits of an expanding local food movement that is restoring biological diversity, communities and local economies worldwide. And we are introduced to Via Campesina, the largest social movement in the world, with more than 400 million members. We hear from a chorus of voices from six continents, including Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Samdhong Rinpoche, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Michael Shuman, Zac Goldsmith and Keibo Oiwa. They tell us that climate change and peak oil give us little choice: we need to localize, to bring the economy home. The good news is that as we move in this direction we will begin not only to heal the earth but also to restore our own sense of well-being. The Economics of Happiness challenges us to restore our faith in humanity, challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.


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