Ecological Economics

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Edited by: Charles Perrings

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2008 |
    • Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446261453 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781412948609 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446261453 |
    • Series: SAGE Library of Economics |
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Abstract

The field of ecological economics developed in the late 1980s at the intersection of the social and natural sciences, with roots in political economy, ecology, and biology, and has had a significant impact on research agendas and policy in related fields in subsequent years. This collection of classic and contemporary papers in ecological economics and its precursors includes an introductory essay that explores how the field has developed over time and identifies the main strands in the literature.

Volume I reviews the roots and evolution of ecological economics as a field.; Volume II examines the methodological and technical challenges posed by the development of a new field at the intersection of a number of mature disciplines.; Volume III focuses on the major developments in ecological economics ...

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    A compilation of the volume Introductions.

    Introduction to Volume 1: The Economy and its Environment
    CharlesPerrings

    A world from which solitude is extirpated, is a very poor ideal. Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character; and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thoughts and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could still do without. Nor is there much satisfaction in contemplating the world with nothing left to the spontaneous activity of nature; with every rood of land brought into cultivation, which is capable of growing food for human beings; every flowery waste or natural pasture ploughed up, all quadrupeds or birds which ...

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