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The Political Economy of Sustainability


Gale, F, The Political Economy of Sustainability, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, pp. 304. ISBN 978 1 78536 800 4 (2018) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2018 Fred P. Gale

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This theoretical and practical book builds on the knowledge that sustainability’s value pluralism cannot be reconciled with the value monism of classical, neoclassical, nationalist or socialist political economy. Developing the concept of sustainability value (SV), which requires integrating economic (exchange), social (labour), environmental (intrinsic) and cultural (use) values in all processes of extraction, manufacturing, trade, consumption and disposal, the book reformulates our understanding of key political economy topics such as trade, investment, preference formation, corporate governance and the role of the state. The book illustrates how SV is being realised via multi-stakeholder networks which, forming at the community, national and global levels, enable the required cross-value deliberation.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:sustainability, political economy, value theory, metrics, environment
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Environmental politics
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment
UTAS Author:Gale, F (Professor Fred Gale)
ID Code:127590
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-08-04
Last Modified:2018-12-03

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