This Encyclopedia further reflects the relevant state of research including past and present major debates about particular concepts, theories, actors and issues at hand. It provides an expansive list of topics including sustainable development, the limits to growth, agroecology, implications of thermodynamic laws for economics, integrated ecologic-economic modelling, valuation of natural resources and services, and renewable and non-renewable resources management. With a strong normative focus, entries include theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions, as the field orientates its efforts to improve environmental policy and governance to enhance wellbeing, environmental quality, and social justice.
This unique reference will be a key tool to students, scholars, policy makers and anyone else seeking to understand the link between economic systems and the environment from the perspective of ecological economics, business management, environmental and urban studies.
Entries include selected references for further study
Entries by both leading scholars and up-and-coming voices
Addresses the links between the ecological crisis and economic activity
Over 90 entries with accessible explanations of key concepts and methods
Multi-disciplinary approach across the fields of economics, ecology, sociology, geography, and also political science and history.
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