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Government and the environment : the role of the modern state in the face of global challenges

Author: Laura Castellucci
Publisher: London : New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
Series: Routledge explorations in environmental economics, 42.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the today's global ""commercial society"" an inquiry into the economic role of government is gaining momentum. Many crucial goods for the wellbeing of a society are not ""commercial"", national security and clean air are great examples. This means that the economic role of government is not limited to cure the so called ""market failures"" but it has to provide for non-commercial goods. Unfortunately in the last  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Castellucci, Laura.
Government and the Environment : The Role of the Modern State in the Face of Global Challenges.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Castellucci
ISBN: 9781136210853 1136210857
OCLC Number: 881570996
Description: 1 online resource (187 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; 1 On the disappearance of the culture of the state from economics and the decline of the political-economic culture of the West; 2 The failures of collective action: a formal game-theoretic revisitation of the Olson theory; 3 Internalizing environmental externalities: from deterministic to stochastic social damage; 4 Environmental protection and the Green Paradox: state of the art and open issues. 5 Environmental policy-making in real life: illegal waste disposal in the presence of organized crime6 Water conservation and management: common sense for a common resource?; 7 Technological lock-in and the shaping of environmental policy; 8 Common land resources and forests: the role of (multi-level) governance; Index.
Series Title: Routledge explorations in environmental economics, 42.
Responsibility: edited by Laura Castellucci.

Abstract:

In the today's global ""commercial society"" an inquiry into the economic role of government is gaining momentum. Many crucial goods for the wellbeing of a society are not ""commercial"", national security and clean air are great examples. This means that the economic role of government is not limited to cure the so called ""market failures"" but it has to provide for non-commercial goods. Unfortunately in the last few decades the decline of the political-economic culture of western post-industrial societies has left scope for people to blindly believe in a free, deregulated market.

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