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Managing without growth : slower by design, not disaster

Author: Peter A Victor
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2008.
Series: Advances in ecological economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges the priority that rich countries give to economic growth as an over-arching objective of economic policy. This book presents three arguments on why rich countries should turn away from economic growth as the primary policy objective and pursue objectives that enhance well-being. It is intended for academics, students, and activists.
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Victor, Peter A., 1946-
Managing without growth.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2008
(DLC) 2007045839
(OCoLC)181072617
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A Victor
ISBN: 9781848442993 1848442998
OCLC Number: 247022295
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 260 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The idea of economic growth --
Why manage without growth? --
Systems, information and prices --
Limits to growth : sources --
Limits to growth : sinks and services --
Limits to growth : synthesis --
Scale, composition and technology --
Economic growth and happiness --
The disappointments of economic growth --
Managing without growth in Canada : exploring the possibilities --
Policies for managing without growth.
Series Title: Advances in ecological economics.
Responsibility: Peter A. Victor.

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