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Ecological economics : an introduction

Author: Michael S Common; Sigrid Stagl
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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"Taking as their starting point the interdependence of the economy and the natural environment, Common and Stagl build on insights from both economics and ecological sciences to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Common, Michael S.
Ecological economics.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Common; Sigrid Stagl
ISBN: 0521816459 0521016703 9780521816458 9780521016704
OCLC Number: 58594908
Description: xxxii, 560 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: An introduction to ecological economics --
I: Interdependent systems --
The environment --
Humans in the environment --
some history --
The economy in the environment --
a conceptual framework --
II: Economic activity --
Economic accounting --
Economic growth and human well-being --
Economic growth and the environment --
Exchange and markets --
Limits to markets --
III: Governance --
Determining policy objectives 00 Environmental policy instruments --
IV: The international dimension --
A world of nation states --
Climate change --
Biodiversity loss.
Responsibility: Mick Common and Sigrid Stagl.
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