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Weak versus strong sustainability: exploring the limits of two opposing paradigms

Neumayer, Eric (2010) Weak versus strong sustainability: exploring the limits of two opposing paradigms. 3rd ed., Edward Elgar Publishing , Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781848448728

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Abstract

This insightful book explores the limits of the two opposing paradigms of sustainability in an accessible way. It examines the availability of natural resources for the production of consumption goods and services, and the environmental consequences of economic growth. The critical forms of natural capital in need of preservation given risk, uncertainty and ignorance about the future are also examined. The author provides a critical discussion of measures of sustainability. As indicators of weak sustainability, he analyses Genuine Savings and the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare, also known as the Genuine Progress Indicator. Indicators of strong sustainability covered include ecological footprints, material flows, sustainability gaps and other measures, which combine the setting of environmental standards with monetary valuation.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.e-elgar.com/home.lasso
Additional Information: © 2010 Eric Neumayer
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 12:17
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30734/

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