Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development

Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development

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'This book talks about a genuine greening of the economy: from the most theoretical aspects, e.g. the genealogy of ecological economics, to the most practical. The two most prominent conclusions are, for me: this greening cannot be achieved by companies alone, but can only be the result of different kinds of innovation: technological, organizational, institutional and lifestyle changes. The changes must be implemented at all levels, from the firm to international governance.' Dominique Bourg, University of Lausanne, Switzerland 'Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development is a fascinating exploration at the frontiers of economics and ecology. It combines topical surveys of current work with deep reflection on the repressed role of nature in the history of economics. A work of great range and value, especially for all concerned with the strategy of economic policy going forward.' James K. Galbraith, The University of Texas at Austin, US This unique and informative book highlights the relationship between crisis, innovation, and sustainable development, and discusses the necessary conditions required to seize the ecological opportunity. The authors study the strength of change for building a new society, and the theoretical origins and political aspects of environmental concerns. They also sketch the outlines of a global governance system seeking to promote sustainable development. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this volume will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers in the economics of innovation, environmental economics and political economy, as well as policy makers and practitioners.Contributors. Sophie Boutillier is Associate Professor and senior researcher in economics. She has a PhD in both Economics and Sociology (University of Paris X Nanterre). She is a member of Lab.RII (a research unit on industry andanbsp;...

Title:Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development
Author:Blandine Laperche, Nadine Levratto, Dimitri Uzunidis
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2012-01-01


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