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Editors: Carolyn C. Pertsova
Book Description:
This new book presents new and important research in the field of ecological economics which is a transdisciplinary field of academic research that addresses the dynamic and spatial interdependence between human economies and natural ecosystems. Ecological economics brings together and connects different disciplines, within the natural and social sciences but especially between these broad areas. As the name suggests, the field is dominated by researchers with a background in economics and ecology. An important motivation for the emergence of ecological economics has been criticism on the assumptions and approaches of traditional (mainstream) environmental and resource economics. Ecological economics presents a more pluralistic approach to the study of environmental problems and policy solutions, characterized by systems perspectives, adequate physical and biological contexts, and a focus on long-term environmental sustainability. Ecological economics can be regarded as a version of environmental science with much emphasis on social, political, economic and behavioral issues.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - A Definition of 'Carbon Footprint'; pp. 1-11
(Thomas Wiedmann, Jan Minx, Stockholm Environment Institute, Univ. of York, UK)

Chapter 2 - Consumption and Ecological Economics: Towards Sustainability; pp. 13-44
(Oksana Mont, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund Univ., Lund, Sweden)

Chapter 3 - A Recent Trend in Ecological Economic Research: Quantifying the Benefits and Costs of Improving Ecosystem Services; pp. 45-81
(Hongli Feng; Manoj Jha; Phil W. Gassman and Joshua D. Parcel, Dept. of Economics and Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State Univ., Iowa)

Chapter 4 - Public Support for Renewable Electricity: The Importance of Policy Framing; pp. 83-104
(Kristina Ek, Patrik Soderholm, Lulea Univ. of Technology, Economics Unit, Lulea, Sweden)

Chapter 5 - A Framework for the Economic Valuation of Land Use Change; pp. 105-126
(Lars Hein, Rudolf S. de Groot, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen Univ., the Netherlands)

Chapter 6 - The Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis and its Evidence for the Spanish Case; pp. 127-148
(Jordi Roca, Dept. of Economic Theory, Univ. de Barcelona, Spain, Emilio Padilla, Dept. of Applied Economics, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 7 - Sustainability Ranking and Critical Sustainability Factors of Nations; pp. 149-170
(Yannis A. Phillis, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Dept., Los Angeles, CA, Vassilis S. Kouikoglou, Victor Kouloumpis, Dept. of Production Engineering and Management, Technical Univ. of Crete, Greece)

Chapter 8 - Beyond Monetary Valuation: Understanding the Social Properties of Property; pp. 171-186
(Saskia Vermeylen, Dan van der Horst, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, The Univ. of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)

Chapter 9 - Forestry and Rural Development: Exploring the Context as Well as the Product; pp. 187-205
(Phoebe Cochrane, Univ. of Edinburgh)

Chapter 10 - Nature Reserve Selection for Endangered Species Considering Habitat Needs: The Case of Thailand; pp. 207-229
(Bertrand Hamaide, Faculte des Sciences Economiques, Sociales et Politiques, Facultes Univ. Saint-Louis, Belgium, Jack Sheerin, Smithonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA, Charit Tingsabadh, Centre for Ecological Economics, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand)

Chapter 11 - The Price Formation Process in Timber Auctions and the Factors Affecting the Price of Beech Timber in Turkey: A Case Study; pp. 231-250
(Ismet Dasdemir, Dept. of Forestry Economics, Bartin Faculty of Forestry, Univ. of Zonguldak Karaelmas, Wietze Lise, IBS Research and Consultancy, Energy Markets and International Climate Policy, ENC Policy Studies, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands)

Chapter 12 - Assessing Sustainable Well-Being: Trends in Environmental, Social and Economic Policy at the Local Level;
pp. 251-271
(Federico M. Pulselli, Antonio C.I. Pizzigallo, Riccardo M. Pulselli, Dept. of Chemical and Biosystems Sciences and Technologies, Univ. of Siena, Italy)

Chapter 13 - The Dynamic of Land Use in Brazilian Amazon: A Structural VAR with Panel Data Analysis; pp. 273-291
(Mario Jorge Mendonca, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Vincent Gitz, Centre International de Research sur l' Environment et le Developpement)

Chapter 14 - Regulation of Non-Point Source Pollution and Incentives for Good Environmental Practices; pp. 293-307
(Renan Goetz, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Girona, Spain, Yolanda Martinez, Dept. of Economic Analysis, Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain, Angels Xabadia, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Girona, Spain)

Chapter 15 - Preferences of Spanish Consumers for Ecolabelled Fish Products; pp. 309-324
(Dolores Garza Gil, Xose Vazquez Rodriguez, Dept. of Applied Economics, Univ. of Vigo, Spain)

Chapter 16 - Ecological Productivity: Definition and Applications; pp. 325-336
(Shunsuke Managi, Faculty of Business Administration, International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Yokohama National Univ., Japan)

Chapter 17 - The Appraisal of Projects with Environmental Impacts. Efficiency and Sustainability; pp. 337-348
(Joan Pasqual, Emilio Padilla, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 1st Quarter
   ISBN: 1-60021-941-1
   Status: AV
  
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