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Institutions and Environmental Sustainability Reflections on Ecological Economics

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dc.contributor.author Prakash, Aseem
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-30T19:48:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-30T19:48:38Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5676
dc.description.abstract "Humans have increasingly become the dominant specie on this planet and there is a breakdown of balance-of-power amongst the various species and generation. This dominance is critically dependent on an energy intensive life style which entails an excess demand on nature for both the supply of low entropy structures as well as for the recycling of the high entropy externalities. This is the crux of the ecological crisis which can be traced to how relationships in nature have evolved and been ordered. Four levels of ordering relationships in nature (Moral, Ecological, Social, and Physical) and how the various inter-specie and intra-human relations may evolve (Spontaneous, Negotiated, and Imposed) are identified. The moral ordering and the ecological ordering of neo-classical and new-institutional economics are highlighted and their implication for environmental sustainability is sketched. Ecological economics is examined as an alternative way of viewing how the world operates. The complexities involved in the pursuit of three macro goals of efficiency, equity, and sustainability are discussed. Finally, the Rawlsian 'veil of ignorance' is proposed as the guiding principle to construct inter-specie and inter-generation relationships." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject ecology--economics en_US
dc.title Institutions and Environmental Sustainability Reflections on Ecological Economics en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Mini-Conference of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates April 30-May 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Indiana University, Bloomington, IN en_US

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