Economics and the Environment

-- Poverty, population, and the environment -- Environmental policy in low-income countries -- The economics of global agreements -- Selected web sites for environmental and natural resource economists -- Author index -- Subject index

Author: Eban S. Goodstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781119397762

Category: Economic development

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Preface -- Introduction -- Four economic questions about climate change -- How much pollution is too much? -- Ethics and economics -- Pollution and resource degradation as externalities -- The efficiency standard -- Measuring the benefits of environmental protection -- Measuring the costs of environmental protection -- The safety standard -- The sustainability standard -- Measuring sustainability -- Natural resources and ecosystem services -- Is more really better? consumption, welfare, and behavior -- Is government up to the job? -- The political economy of environmental regulation -- An overview of environmental legislation -- The regulatory record : achievements and obstacles -- How can we do better? -- Incentive-based regulation : theory -- Incentive-based regulation : practice -- Promoting clean technology : theory -- Energy policy and the future -- How can we solve global challenges? -- Poverty, population, and the environment -- Environmental policy in low-income countries -- The economics of global agreements -- Selected web sites for environmental and natural resource economists -- Author index -- Subject index

The Political Economy of Environmental Taxes

"This comprehensive treatment of environmental taxes will ensure the book's appeal to researchers, academics and students.

Author: Nicolas Wallart

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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"This comprehensive treatment of environmental taxes will ensure the book's appeal to researchers, academics and students. It will also be of immense value to those working with the environment, as well as providing practical solutions to implementation problems faced by civil servants in central and local government."--BOOK JACKET.


The Political Economy of the Environment

This book will appeal to students, scholars, policymakers and other readers interested in the environment, economics and public policy.

Author: James K. Boyce

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1843766973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Professor Boyce s work is an excellent example of how ecological economics can be done in an objective, evidence-based approach that can put issues on the agenda in a manner where they will be taken seriously by other scholars. . . This is a well-written and provocative book that should encourage further research on all these important issues. David I. Stern, International Journal of Social Economics This succinct and sometimes provocative book sets out to document, quantify and explain the ways in which inequalities of wealth and power create an uneven apportionment of environmental costs across the world. It offers a combination of theoretical analysis and empirical evidence to support the author s central contention that greater democratisation and changes in society s relationship with nature are paramount for achieving the dual goals of environmental protection and sustainable development. . . This book is immensely well written. . . makes for a fascinating read. Ian Bailey, European Spatial Research and Policy Economic activities that degrade the environment do not simply pit humans against nature. They also pit some humans against others. Some benefit from these activities; others bear net costs from pollution and resource depletion. In a provocative and original analysis, James K. Boyce examines the dynamics of environmental degradation in terms of the balances of power between the winners and the losers. He provides evidence that inequalities of power and wealth affect not only the distribution of environmental costs, but also their overall magnitude: greater inequalities result in more environmental degradation. Democratization movement toward a more equitable distribution of power therefore is not only a worthwhile objective in its own right, but also an important means toward the social goals of environmental protection and sustainable development. Combining theoretical analysis with empirical evidence from around the world, James K. Boyce demonstrates that changes in our relationship with nature ultimately require changes in our relationships with each other. He maintains that a more democratic and environmentally sustainable future is possible, but warns that it is not inevitable. This book will appeal to students, scholars, policymakers and other readers interested in the environment, economics and public policy.

The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation

The first three parts of the book deal respectively with these three fundamental dimensions of inquiry. The fourth part of the book examines the use of economic analysis in contemporary environmental policy.

Author: Robert N. Stavins

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 581

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This new authoritative collection comprises previously published papers on the political economy of environmental regulation: economic analyses of the processes through which political decisions regarding environmental regulation are made, principally in the institutional context found in the United States. Despite this geographic focus, many of the papers contain analytical models that are methodologically of interest and/or have lessons that are relevant in other parts of the world. In the environmental realm, questions of political economy emerge along three fundamental dimensions, which are closely interrelated but conceptually distinct: (1) the degrees of government activity; (2) the form of government activity; and (3) the level of government that has responsibility. The first three parts of the book deal respectively with these three fundamental dimensions of inquiry. The fourth part of the book examines the use of economic analysis in contemporary environmental policy. The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation will be of significant interest to environmental scholars, students and policy makers alike. 22 articles, dating from 1975 to 2003


International Political Economy and Globalization

This is explored in chapters that deal with trade, debt crises, and the environment. Students will find that the material is presented in a readable format that does not presuppose prior familiarity with economics.

Author: S Javed Maswood

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813107251

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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The second edition of International Political Economy and Globalization is completely revised and updated to include new material on trade, monetary, and environmental issues. It provides a comprehensive treatment of major developments in the global economy and is suitable for adoption as a primer in undergraduate courses in international political economy. The author takes a stand that is supportive of globalization in principle, while acknowledging that there are many areas of inequity that disadvantage developing countries. This is explored in chapters that deal with trade, debt crises, and the environment. Students will find that the material is presented in a readable format that does not presuppose prior familiarity with economics.

Economics the Environment and Our Common Wealth

In these essays, on subjects ranging from housing and credit markets to agriculture and globalization, Boyce mixes a data-driven picture of unequal environmental protection with a keen and useful discussion of the many forms of social power ...

Author: James K. Boyce

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782547673

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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If youre interested in the cutting-edge of the very best thinking on economics and the environment, its right here. Boyce has done a masterful job integrating issues of equity and ecological thinking into economics, and presenting deep and important ideas accessibly with the latest research to back them up. Not just recommended, but essential. Juliet Schor, Boston College, US and author of True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans are Creating a Time-rich, Ecologically-light, Small-scale, High-satisfaction Economy A colleague of mine puts it best: when thinking about the fundamentals of the economy and the environment, there is Pigou, Coase, and Boyce. Boyce adds to traditional economics the critical understanding that social power is a determinant of the extent and spatial scale of environmental degradation. In these essays, on subjects ranging from housing and credit markets to agriculture and globalization, Boyce mixes a data-driven picture of unequal environmental protection with a keen and useful discussion of the many forms of social power that can help right the scales. Eban Goodstein, Bard College, US This fascinating volume has at its heart a simple but powerful premise: that a clean and safe environment is not a commodity to be allocated on the basis of purchasing power, nor a privilege to be allocated through political power, but rather a basic human right. Building upon this premise, James K. Boyce explores the many ways in which economics can be refashioned into an instrument for advancing human well-being and environmental health. Comprising a decades worth of essays written since the publication of the authors pathbreaking book, The Political Economy of the Environment (2002), this volume discusses a number of diverse environmental issues through an economists lens. Topics covered include environmental justice, disaster response, globalization and the environment, industrial toxins and other pollutants, cap-and-dividend climate policies, and agricultural biodiversity. The first economics book to explore the idea that the environment belongs in equal measure to us all, this pioneering volume will hold great interest for students, professors and researchers of both economics and environmental studies.




Superfund

"A thorough, extensively documented, and well-written description of . . . the Superfund program and an astute appraisal of its many flaws . . . The book is a valuable contribution to the literature on Superfund policy and politics.

Author: John A. Hird

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801848070

Category: Nature

Page: 315

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"A thorough, extensively documented, and well-written description of . . . the Superfund program and an astute appraisal of its many flaws . . . The book is a valuable contribution to the literature on Superfund policy and politics."--Policy Currents."Hir

The Political Economy of Environmental Protectionism

"The Political Economy of Environmental Protectionism, with its wealth of new material, will be of great interest to environmental, political and trade economists as well as policymakers and researchers."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Achim K├Ârber

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

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"The Political Economy of Environmental Protectionism, with its wealth of new material, will be of great interest to environmental, political and trade economists as well as policymakers and researchers."--Jacket.


Water and Development in China

"This book aims to explore the extent to which Shanghai has managed to cope with water supply as well as water quality control challenges in terms of its sociopolitical and economic development since 1990, with a special reference to the ...

Author: Seungho Lee

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812568190

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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"This book aims to explore the extent to which Shanghai has managed to cope with water supply as well as water quality control challenges in terms of its sociopolitical and economic development since 1990, with a special reference to the impact of social actors on water policy. The book focuses on the contributions from each actor in water policy - the most influential actor being the Shanghai government, private companies, environmental NGOs, Shanghai citizens, and international development agencies."--Jacket.