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Taming the dragon : transforming economic institutions in the face of global change

Author: Carlo Jaeger
Publisher: Yverdon, Switzerland : Gordon and Breach, ©1994.
Series: International studies in global change, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the coming decades, environmental risks such as global warming, the worsening ozone "hole," large-scale migrations, and wars over critical resources will deeply affect a world society in which more than 10 billion people will try to make a living. These problems cannot be tackled without far-reaching transformations of contemporary economic institutions. This volume offers a careful investigation of the processes
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Jaeger
ISBN: 2881246389 9782881246388 2881246370 9782881246371
OCLC Number: 31356243
Description: x, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. 1.1. Environmental Crisis and Conflicting Interests. 1.2. The Development of Human Ecology. 1.3. Plan of the Book --
2. The Accountable Animal. 2.1. The Emergence of Persons. 2.2. Culture and Social Structure. 2.3. Biographies and Personal Identity. 2.4. Common Madness and the Reality of Evil --
3. The Evolution of Human Ecological Systems. 3.1. Conceptualizing the Environment. 3.2. Kinship and Gender. 3.3. Public Happiness. 3.4. Vocational Cooperation --
4. The New Enlightenment. 4.1. Cultural Regeneration. 4.2. The Legacy of Mechanistic Thinking. 4.3. Tracing an Older Tradition. 4.4. Ecosystems and Moral Orders --
5. Transforming the Economy. 5.1. A Fresh Look at Eco-Eco Problems. 5.2. The Juggernaut of Quantitative Growth. 5.3. Mechanisms of Qualitative Growth. 5.4. A Steady-State Economy? --
6. Managing the Environmental Crisis. 6.1. Global Change and Sustainable Development. 6.2. Innovation Processes and Regional Milieus. 6.3. The Energy Challenge.
Series Title: International studies in global change, v. 5.
Responsibility: Carlo C. Jaeger.
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Based on an analysis of economic mechanisms as the result of complexities of cultural evolution, this book offers an investigation of the processes that have resulted in global environmental change.  Read more...

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