An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice
By (author) Molly Scott Cato
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Green Economics by Molly Scott Cato
Book DescriptionThe world as we know it needs a new economics. Climate change, financial crisis and out-of-control globalization - all the major problems facing the world have their root in the dominant economic system. The globalised marketplace is the prevailing force in our lives, undermining the real importance of our human communities and our planet. Green Economics argues that society should be embedded within the ecosystem, and that markets and economies are social structures that should respond to social and environmental priorities. This highly readable text provides an introduction to green economics including views on taxation, welfare, money, economic development and employment through the work of its inspirational figures including Schumacher, Robertson and Douthwaite. It also explores the contributions and insights of schools of thought critical of the dominant neo-classical economic paradigm, including ecofeminism, views from the global South, and the perspective of indigenous peoples. Examples of effective green policies that are already being implemented across the world are presented, as well as policy prescriptions for issues including climate change, localization, citizens' income, economic measurement, ecotaxes and trade.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844075713
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Molly Scott Cato
Bioregional Economy, Paperback (November 2012)
This text by leading green economist Molly Scott Cato sets out a visionary and yet rigorous account of what a bioregional approach to the economy would mean - and how to get there from here.
Environment and Economy, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Molly Scott Cato
As environmental issues move to the centre of the political debate, more attention is being focused on the role our economy has played in creating the ecological crisis, and what a sustainable economy might look like. This book offers an insight into the history of thinking that has linked economy and environment.
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Author Biography - Molly Scott Cato
Molly Scott-Cato is a Reader in Green Economics at Cardiff School of Management and Economics Speaker for the Green Party. She is also a member of the core group of Transition Stroud and regularly addresses other Transition Towns on economics themes.
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