Deliberative Ecological Economics

Hardcover | August 15, 2008

byRichard B. Howarth, Christos Zografos

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It is being increasingly realized that sustainable development can be achieved only through democracy and value diversity. This collection of essays explores both novel and established means by which economics can combine with deliberative decision making processes to generate sustainability.The volume for the first time, establishes a link between economics, sustainability, and democracy. The scholarship fills a gap between ecological economics and deliberative processes and in that way the volume scores over present available literature in this field.Teachers and students of development economics, politics, and sociology; and policymakers seeking links between sustainability and development will find the volume useful.

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It is being increasingly realized that sustainable development can be achieved only through democracy and value diversity. This collection of essays explores both novel and established means by which economics can combine with deliberative decision making processes to generate sustainability.The volume for the first time, establishes a...

Richard Howarth is Pat and Johnson Rosenwald Professor in the Environment Studies Programme at Dartmouth College, USA, and Christos Zografos is Researcher, Ecological Economics, Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambientals at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.43 × 5.35 × 0.87 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordIntroduction: Towards a deliberative ecological economicsPart I: Deliberative ecological economics for environmental decision-making1. Deliberative monetary valuation: literature, limitations and perspectives2. Constructing preferences in structured group deliberative processes3. Putting the economics in its place: decision making in an uncertain environment4. An ordinal multi-criteria approach to environmental valuationPart II: Deliberative ecological economics and the politics of sustainable development5. Deliberative economics, Richard Norgaard6. Ecological economics and homo economicus: theory and research practice7. A developmental perspective on climate policy discoursePart III: Theory development in deliberative ecological economics8. Memory for regional sustainable development: An example for trans-disciplinary theory building in sustainability science9. Cooperation in a fragile environment: The role of deliberation and voting in an economic field experiment in rural communities of southern Namibia and northern South Africa.