World without End

World without End : Economics, Environment and Sustainable Development

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Bridging the gap between theory and application, this is a comprehensive survey of environmental economics. The volume looks at the causes of resource degradation, including policy and market failures and the special problems in planned economies, focusing on Eastern Europe and China. Other topics covered include: sustainable development; evaluating environmental damage and economic benefits; and population, resources, and the environment.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 452 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 38.1mm | 839.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • frontispiece, halftones, line figures and tables throughout
  • 0195208811
  • 9780195208818

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"World Without End is a text for the times, providing between two covers a comprehensive guide to sound development policy integrating social and environmental concerns. It is also to be commended for the way that it blends theory with practical examples and an impressive collection of data from across the world...A valuable reference work."--Development Bulletin"This is an impressive volume, and one that would be a pleasure to use in the undergraduate classroom."--Journal of Economic Literature"Over the last several years a number of books have been written on sustainable development, defined as 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' This is the best of the lot....Offers a very rich menu of specific examples of how the rather abstract principles of sustainable development can be applied in the developing country context....accessible to a wide audience."--Choice"Provides a lucid, synthetic overview of the basic macro- and micro-economic theory and assumptions underlying the notion of a sustainable global economy."--Tree"This volume provides a good introduction to the insights of neo-classical environmental economics on the problems of the developing world....This is an informative and well-written volume"--James Meadowcroft, University of Sheffield, Times Higher Ed. Supplementshow more