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Globalisation, Economic Transition and the Environment

Forging a Path to Sustainable Development Edited by Philip Lawn, Flinders University, Australia
This book focuses on three critical issues pertaining to the broader goal of sustainable development – namely, the degenerative forces of globalisation, ecological sustainability requirements, and how best to negotiate the economic transition process.
Extent: 384 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78195 140 8
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  • Development Studies
  • Development Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Environment
  • Ecological Economics
This book focuses on three critical issues pertaining to the broader goal of sustainable development – namely, the degenerative forces of globalisation, ecological sustainability requirements, and how best to negotiate the economic transition process.

While the applicability of ecological sustainability to sustainable development is obvious, the association between economic transition and sustainable development, and, more particularly, how globalisation forces can impact negatively on the sustainable development process, is poorly understood. Philip Lawn brings together some of the leading practitioners in the field of sustainable development to discuss these issues and to outline ways to achieve sustainable development without the perceived need for continuous growth. The book culminates with a number of policy recommendations and institutional modifications to assist nations and the global community to achieve sustainable development.

This book will prove invaluable for academics and researchers in ecological, environmental and natural resource economics as well as sustainable development, globalisation and international trade. Practitioners and policy-makers at all levels will find this resource both interesting and instrumental to their work.
Contributors: M. Borucke, M. Clarke, M. Cole, R. Costanza, H. Daly, P. Fredriksson, A. Galli, T. Jackson, I. Kubiszewski, P. Lawn, E. Lazarus, S. Mattoon, W. Rees, J. Rockström, W. Steffen, P. Victor, M. Wackernagel
Contents:

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Globalisation, Economic Transition, and the Environment: An Introduction
Philip Lawn

PART II: GLOBALISATION
2. Globalisation versus Internationalisation, and Four Reasons Why Internationalisation is Better
Herman Daly

3. Carrying Capacity, Globalisation, and the Unsustainable Entanglement of Nations
William Rees

4. Institutionalised Pollution Havens
Matthew Cole and Per Fredriksson

PART III: ECONOMIC TRANSITION
5. Prosperity Without Growth
Tim Jackson

6. Economic Transition in Australia: Time to Move Towards a Steady-state Economy
Philip Lawn

7. Assessing the Economic Transition Process Across the Asia-Pacific Region: Comparisons, Trends, and Policy Implications
Matthew Clarke and Philip Lawn

8. Managing Without Growth in Canada: Exploring the Possibilities
Peter Victor

PART IV: THE ENVIRONMENT
9. The Environmental Kuznets Curve: Some Theoretical and Empirical Insights
Philip Lawn

10. Planetary Boundaries: Using Early Warning Signals for Sustainable Global Governance
Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Ida Kubiszewski and Robert Costanza

11. Ecological Footprint Accounting
Mathis Wackernagel, Alessandro Galli, Michael Borucke, Elias Lazarus and Scott Mattoon

PART V: CONCLUSION
12. Globalisation, Economic Transition, and the Environment: Synthesis and a Way Forward
Philip Lawn

Index