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The metabolic pattern of societies : where economists fall short

Author: M Giampietro; Kozo Mayumi; Alevgül H Sorman
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge studies in ecological economics, 15.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Giampietro; Kozo Mayumi; Alevgül H Sorman
ISBN: 9780415589536 0415589533
OCLC Number: 775021883
Description: xxix, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The red pill --
The process of demographic change : the importance of multi-scale and multi-level analysi --
Going beyond economic energy intensity and environmental kuznets curves : combining extensive and intensive variables --
The quality of quantitative analyses for governance : how to choose a relevant perception and a pertinent representation --
A critical appraisal of conventional economic approaches to sustainability problems --
Five theoretical pillars of MuSIASEM for a new quantitative analysis of sustainability --
Building blocks of the MuSIASEM approach --
Looking for "beyond-GDP indicators" : bioeconomic pressure --
An international comparison of the metabolic pattern of modern societies at the level of economic sectors --
Other applications of MuSIASEM --
Poor narratives and granfalloons hampering the sustainability debate : can we escape Soddy's prophecy? --
What went wrong and where do we go from here?
Series Title: Routledge studies in ecological economics, 15.
Responsibility: Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi and Alevgül H. Sorman.

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