Nature, Production, Power: Towards an Ecological Political Economy
Fred P. Gale, R. Michael M'Gonigle
Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 2000 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
'[A] path-breaking book that sets out to conceptualise a new ecological political economy . . . the collection offers a range of innovative analyses that highlight how changing rationalities and systems of governance, production, reproduction and exchange are implicated in the generation of local, regional and global ecological problems.' - Robyn Eckersley, Monash University, Australia '[A] highly creative and stimulating book, well worth a thoughtful read whether one is primarily a critical theorist, a policy wonk, or a would-be guardian.' - Thomas Princen, University of Michigan, US This book introduces readers to the discipline of ecological political economy, an approach that aims at a theoretical synthesis of nature, production and power relations. At its heart is a critical appreciation of the social institutions and organizations that can provide the basis for strong environmental sustainability. the complex of ecological, political and economic interrelationships are analysed by eleven authors from backgrounds in economics, political theory, political economy, law and theology. Unifying the disparate treatments is each author's commitment to critical reflection in the pursuit of an ever-more informed debate.
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