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Building a Green Economy:
Perspectives from Ecological Economics

Edited by Robert B. Richardson
Michigan State University Press, 2013
Hardcover: $49.95
eBook: $39.95
Michigan State University Press

Building a Green EconomyThe first decade of the twenty-first century has been characterized by a growing global awareness of the tremendous strains that human economic activity place on natural resources and the environment. As the world’s population increases, so does the demand for energy, food, and other resources, which adds to existing stresses on ecosystems, with potentially disastrous consequences. Humanity is at a crossroads in our pathway to future prosperity, and our next steps will impact our long-term sustainability immensely.

In this timely volume, leading ecological economics scholars offer a variety of perspectives on building a green economy. Grounded in a critique of conventional thinking about unrestrained economic expansion and the costs of environmental degradation, this book presents a roadmap for an economy that prioritizes human welfare over consumerism and growth. As the authors represented here demonstrate, the objective of ecological economics is to address contemporary problems and achieve long-term socioeconomic well-being without undermining the capacity of the ecosphere. The volume is organized around three sections: “Perspectives on a Green Economy,” “Historical and Theoretical Perspectives,” and “Applications and Practice.” A rich resource in its own right, Building a Green Economy contains the most innovative thinking in ecological economics at a critical time in the reexamination of the human relationship with the natural world

GDAE researcher Jonathan Harris authors a chapter titled “Green Keynesianism: Beyond Standard Growth Paradigms.” In it he addresses tensions between traditional Keynesianism and growth limits, and proposes an approach using Keynesian policy to promote the transition to a green economy.

 

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