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Rediscovering Sustainability: Economics of the Finite Earth

Heesterman, A. R. G.

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ISBN 10: 1409444562 / ISBN 13: 9781409444565
Published by Gower Pub Co 2013-01-28, US, 2013
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Title: Rediscovering Sustainability: Economics of ...

Publisher: Gower Pub Co 2013-01-28, US

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st Edition

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Drawing on historical and current data, this thought-provoking book summarises the pathways to the present predicament and maps out strategies to develop financial and economic systems for a sustainable world. The content is arranged in three parts addressing 'Stylised Market Equilibrium', 'The Real Market Economy', and 'Present Affluence Versus the Future'. In Rediscovering Sustainability the authors help bridge the gap in understanding between scientists and the green movement on the one side and many economists on the other. Greens worry about catastrophic climate change and anthropocene mass extinction. Economists express reservations about spending substantial amounts of money on preventing environmental degradation. Aart and Wiebina Heesterman argue that there are inherent limitations in standard economics which cause blind spots in its environmental economics sub-field, as well as issues to do with simple lack of knowledge. In this timely book, the limitations of the neoclassical economics framework are examined. The authors explore the relationship between Keynesian aggregate economics and financial sustainability, as well as that between scale economies, locational economics and the understated cost of fuel for transport. The impact of economic theory on practice is examined. Conventional economic theory and political compromise bear unhelpfully on an energy market constrained by emissions targets. Rediscovering Sustainability is an invaluable aid to understanding for those teaching, studying, campaigning, policy-making, or involved with the science or politics of environmental and sustainability issues. It is also a book for those concerned with the application of economic theory in any context.

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A.R.G. Heesterman was a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he supervised Ph.D. theses and managed the degree programme in economic planning. He has a degree in political and social sciences from the University of Amsterdam and has also taught and published in the areas of econometrics and mathematics. Before moving to Birmingham, Aart Heesterman was a research officer at the Central Planning Bureau of the Netherlands' Ministry of Economic Affairs. He has authored five books and numerous articles. W.H. Heesterman has degrees in information science and information technology and a PhD in Law from the University of Warwick in the UK, gained researching children's rights. Wiebina Heesterman has assisted in the creation of human rights databases in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Fully Conversant with the latest climate and environmental research, the authors have travelled extensively in developing countries witnessing how poverty is aggravated by erratic weather patterns.

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