Ecological Economics

Sustainability in Practice

Authors: Shmelev, Stanislav E.

  • Presents the state of the art in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field focused on the analysis of sustainability of global, national and regional economic systems
  • Presents a range of cutting edge methods used in sustainability research: multicriteria decision aid (MCDA), input-output analysis, life cycle analysis, etc.
  • Contains practical case studies focused on the most pressing topics of today: renewables, biodiversity, waste management, sustainable business
  • The methods are used in unique composition: e.g. lifecycle analysis is combined with multicriteria optimisation and GIS for studying regional waste management
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In a concise and crisp manner, this book presents the state of the art in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field focused on the analysis of sustainability of global, national and regional economic systems. An elegant guide, the book offers a range of cutting edge methods used in sustainability research including multicriteria decision aid (MCDA), input-output analysis, and life cycle analysis.

 

This book is packed with references for students with some background in economics, environmental science or mathematics who aim to develop the analytical skills required for redirecting our development path towards sustainability in government, international organisations, academia, non-profit sector and business. As such, the book is primarily aimed at MSc and first year PhD students reading for degrees in Environmental Change and Management, Ecological Economics, Environmental Management, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and those taking part in similar programmes.

 

The book strives to develop the idea that a significant adjustment of the current economic theories is required, an idea supported by the emerged world economic crisis, the climatic and biodiversity crisis the world is currently facing and the enormously slow progress that has been made in the field of reorientation of the global economy towards sustainability.

 

The practical case studies provided focus on the most pressing topics of today, and the book adopts a positive approach for problem solving and strategic development, which is aimed at educating the future decision makers and business leaders.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Economic System and the Environment

    Shmelev, Stanislav E.

    Pages 3-18

  • Industrial Ecology: Material and Energy Flows, Life Cycle Analysis

    Shmelev, Stanislav E.

    Pages 19-34

  • The Big Picture Vision and the Environment: An International Perspective

    Shmelev, Stanislav E.

    Pages 35-55

  • Economic Valuation and Decision Making: MCDA as a Tool for the Future

    Shmelev, Stanislav E.

    Pages 57-74

  • Macroeconomy: Market Failures and Externalities: What Can Be Done

    Shmelev, Stanislav E.

    Pages 75-85

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1972-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1971-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Economics
Book Subtitle
Sustainability in Practice
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1972-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1972-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1971-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 248
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