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Weak versus strong sustainability : exploring the limits of two opposing paradigms

Author: Eric Neumayer
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"For the most part, requiring only a basic knowledge and understanding of economics, this accessible book will ensure the important theoretical and empirical debates surrounding sustainable development are available for a wide audience including undergraduate and postgraduate students of environmental and ecological economics. It will also be of interest to researchers and policymakers involved in the sustainable  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Neumayer
ISBN: 1843764881 9781843764885 1845422155 9781845422158
OCLC Number: 223482532
Description: xviii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and overview --
Sustainable development : conceptual, ethical and paradigmatic issues --
Resources, the environment and economic growth : why both paradigms of sustainability are non-falsifiable --
Preserving natural capital in a world of risk, uncertainty and ignorance --
Measuring weak sustainability --
Measuring strong sustainability --
Conclusions --
App. 1. How present-value maximisation can lead to extinction --
App. 2. The Hotelling rule and Ramsey rule in a simple general equilibrium model --
App. 3. The Hotelling rule and the Ramsey rule in a more complex model --
App. 4. Genuine savings accounting in World Bank (2002) --
App. 5. Regional country grouping in World Bank (2002).
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