1. Advances in Ecological Economics series

    Series editors: Matthias Ruth, Northeastern University, US and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain and Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    This important series is designed to make a significant contribution to the development of the principles and practices of ecological economics. As this field has expanded dramatically in recent years, the series will provide an invaluable forum for the publication of high quality work and show how ecological economic analysis can make a contribution to understanding and resolving important problems. The main emphasis of the series is on the development and application of new original ideas in ecological economics. International in its approach, it will include some of the best theoretical and empirical work in the field with contributions to fundamental principles, rigorous evaluations of existing concepts, historical surveys and future visions. It will seek to address some of the most important theoretical questions and give policy solutions for the ecological problems confronting the global village as we move into the twenty-first century.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 28
  1. Beyond Uneconomic Growth

    Beyond Uneconomic Growth

    Edited by Joshua Farley, Deepak Malghan
    This engaging book brings together leading ecological economists to collectively present a definitive case for looking beyond economic growth as the sole panacea for the world’s ecological predicament. Grounded in physics, ecology, and the science of human behavior, contributors show how economic growth itself has become “uneconomic” and adds to a ravaging of both social and ecological cohesion. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  2. From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady-State Economy

    From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady-State Economy

    Herman E. Daly
    In this important book, Herman E. Daly lays bare the weaknesses of growth economics and explains why, in contrast, a steady-state economy is both necessary and desirable. Through the course of the book, Daly develops the basic concept and theory of a steady-state economy from the 1970s limits to growth debates. In doing so, he draws on work from the classical economists, through both conflicts and agreements with neo-classical and Keynesian economists, as well as recent debates on uneconomic growth. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  3. Innovations in Sustainable Consumption

    Innovations in Sustainable Consumption

    Edited by Maurie J. Cohen, Halina Szejnwald Brown, Philip J. Vergragt
    This timely volume recognizes that traditional policy approaches to reduce human impacts on the environment through technological change – for example, emphasizing resource efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources – are insufficient to meet the most pressing sustainability challenges of the twenty-first century. Instead, the editors and contributors argue that we must fundamentally reconfigure our lifestyles and social institutions if we are to make the transition toward a truly sustainable future. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  4. Macroeconomics and the Environment

    Macroeconomics and the Environment

    Salah El Serafy
    Though scientists and environmentalists have long expressed concern over the rapid deterioration of the global environment, economists have largely failed to recognize the issue’s relevance to their field. Salah El Serafy argues for an increased focus on the economic aspects of environmental degradation, calling for a fundamental shift in how economists measure and discuss national income. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  5. Carbon Sinks and Climate Change

    Carbon Sinks and Climate Change

    Colin A.G. Hunt
    Reforestation and avoiding deforestation are ways of harnessing nature to tackle global warming – the greatest challenge facing humankind. In this book, Colin Hunt deals comprehensively with the present and future role of forests in climate change policy and practice. A review of the workings of carbon markets, both based on the Kyoto Protocol and voluntary participation, provides a base from which to explore forestry’s role. Emphasis is on acknowledging how forests’ idiosyncrasies affect the design of markets for sequestered carbon. Chapters range from the role of forests in providing biofuels and biodiversity, to measuring and valuing their stored carbon. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  6. Managing Without Growth

    Managing Without Growth

    Peter A. Victor
    Peter Victor challenges the priority that rich countries continue to give to economic growth as an over-arching objective of economic policy. The challenge is based on a critical analysis of the literature on environmental and resource limits to growth, on the disconnect between higher incomes and happiness, and on the failure of economic growth to meet other key economic, social and environmental policy objectives. Shortly after World War II, economic growth became the paramount economic policy objective in most countries, a position that it maintains today. This book presents three arguments on why rich countries should turn away from economic growth as the primary policy objective and pursue more specific objectives that enhance wellbeing. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  7. Sustainable Welfare in the Asia-Pacific

    Sustainable Welfare in the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Phillip Lawn, Matthew Clarke
    Frequent references are made to the ‘Asian economic miracle’ as a means of describing the wave of GDP growth experienced across the Asia-Pacific region over the past twenty years. Implicit in this description is the assumption that the Asia-Pacific region has progressed at the same rate that GDP has risen over the same period. But is this truly the case? Employing a Genuine Progress Indicator as an alternative measure of sustainable welfare, the contributors to this book aim to answer this question by presenting case studies of seven Asia-Pacific nations. The results reveal that all is not as positive as conventional indicators might suggest. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 178.00   Web: $ 160.20
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  8. Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development, Selected Essays of Herman Daly

    Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development, Selected Essays of Herman Daly

    Herman E. Daly
    Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development comprises a carefully chosen selection of some 25 articles, speeches, congressional testimonies, reviews, and critiques from the last ten years of Herman Daly’s ever-illuminating work. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  9. Conflict, Cooperation and Institutions in International Water Management

    Conflict, Cooperation and Institutions in International Water Management

    Ines Dombrowsky
    This book asks under which conditions cooperation is in the interest of the riparian countries sharing international waters, and how institutions must be designed to realize potential gains of cooperation. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 178.00   Web: $ 160.20
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  10. Socioecological Transitions and Global Change

    Socioecological Transitions and Global Change

    Edited by Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Helmut Haberl
    This significant new book analyses fundamental changes in society-nature interaction: the socioeconomic use of materials, energy and land. The volume presents a number of case studies addressing transitions from an agrarian to an industrial socioecological regime, analysed within the materials and energy flow accounting (MEFA) framework. It is argued that by concentrating on the biophysical dimensions of change in the course of industrialization, social development issues can be explicitly linked to changes in the natural environment. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  11. Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application

    Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application

    Edited by Jon D. Erickson, John M. Gowdy
    Research on the cutting-edge of economics, ecology, and ethics is presented in this timely study. Building from a theoretical critique of the tradition of cost–benefit analysis, the contributors lay the foundation for a macroeconomics of environmental sustainability and distributive justice. Attention is then turned to three of the most critical areas of social and environmental applied research – biodiversity, climate change, and energy. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  12. Joint Production and Responsibility in Ecological Economics

    Joint Production and Responsibility in Ecological Economics

    Stefan Baumgärtner, Malte Faber, Johannes Schiller
    This groundbreaking book takes a fresh look at how environmental problems emerge from economic activity and how they may be addressed in a responsible and sustainable manner. At its centre is the concept of joint production. This captures the phenomenon whereby several effects necessarily emerge from one activity and whereby human action always entails unintended consequences. This, according to the authors, is the structural cause behind modern-day environmental problems. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 178.00   Web: $ 160.20
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  13. Economic Growth, Material Flows and the Environment

    Economic Growth, Material Flows and the Environment

    Rutger Hoekstra
    Rutger Hoekstra examines the complex relationship between the monetary economy and the materials flows that are extracted and emitted by economic activities. These physical flows are responsible for many important environmental problems such as unsustainable resource depletion, waste production and climate change. This book discusses, applies and improves upon techniques which link the monetary and physical economies for environmental analyses. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  14. America’s Changing Coasts

    America’s Changing Coasts

    Edited by Diana M. Whitelaw, Gerald R. Visgilio
    Following a comprehensive overview by the editors, this volume’s expert contributors provide detailed discussion of important legal, ecological and social issues associated with coastal resource management, as well as the most significant challenges confronting land use planners and resource managers in coastal communities. Using an interdisciplinary approach to perplexing questions surrounding the issue of development versus protection, the volume presents a broad approach to coastal issues involving private rights and public trust. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  15. Time Strategies, Innovation and Environmental Policy

    Time Strategies, Innovation and Environmental Policy

    Edited by Christian Sartorius, Stefan Zundel
    This book is the first attempt to systematically introduce the aspect of time into economic and environmental innovation policy. The authors demonstrate how ‘windows of opportunity’ for technological innovations emerge and also explain how they can be identified and effectively exploited. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  16. The Economics of Technology Diffusion and Energy Efficiency

    The Economics of Technology Diffusion and Energy Efficiency

    Peter Mulder
    Technological change plays a crucial role in realizing energy efficiency improvements and, therefore, in ameliorating the conflict between economic growth and environmental quality. However, the diffusion of new technologies can prove a costly and lengthy process, meaning that many firms do not invest in best-practice technologies. The author offers important new explanations for this energy-efficiency paradox. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  17. Sustaining Agriculture and the Rural Environment

    Sustaining Agriculture and the Rural Environment

    Edited by Floor Brouwer
    Apart from food and raw materials, agriculture can also provide ancillary benefits such as landscapes, biodiversity, cultural heritage and thriving rural communities. This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of strategies for sustainable management practices and their implementation through the adoption of suitable instruments. Such practices aim to sustain and support the multiple functions provided by agriculture and natural resources in the rural countryside. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  18. Sustainability in Action

    Sustainability in Action

    Edited by Jörg Kohn, John M. Gowdy, Jan van der Straaten
    Sustainability is a process that demands cooperation rather than competition. Sustainability in Action offers a variety of case studies that show how industry, managers, policy decision makers, regional planners and stakeholders cope with the sustainability concept and what it means to them. Although any decision is made in very specific environments, some general guidelines, methods and tools are available to link business with sustainability. The distinguished authors, from a rich diversity of backgrounds, present case studies from their own unique perspectives of the concept of sustainability. Each chapter contains several different approaches to its subject and these can include possibly technical and ethical views, the application of physical indicators or social parameters and even a holistic view. The case studies show that no universal framework for sustainability exists and that any process or conflict has unique features requiring specific answers. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  19. The Economics of Nature and the Nature of Economics

    The Economics of Nature and the Nature of Economics

    Edited by Cutler J. Cleveland, David I. Stern, Robert Costanza
    This book discusses important recent developments in the theory, concepts and empirical applications of ecological economics and sustainable development. The editors have assembled a fascinating collection of papers from some of the leading scholars in the field of ecological economics. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  20. A Theory of the Environment and Economic Systems

    A Theory of the Environment and Economic Systems

    Reinout Heijungs
    By providing a common framework for topics often treated in isolation this book enables experts from many fields, including scholars of environmental, resource and ecological economics, environmental science as well as researchers and professionals within industrial ecology, to understand the full depth and range of the material. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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