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Ecological Economics: Sustainability in Practice Hardcover – 12 Oct. 2011
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From the Back Cover
In a concise and crisp manner, this book presents the state of the art in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field focused on the analysis of sustainability of global, national and regional economic systems. An elegant guide, the book offers a range of cutting edge methods used in sustainability research including multicriteria decision aid (MCDA), input-output analysis, and life cycle analysis.
This book is packed with references for students with some background in economics, environmental science or mathematics who aim to develop the analytical skills required for redirecting our development path towards sustainability in government, international organisations, academia, non-profit sector and business. As such, the book is primarily aimed at MSc and first year PhD students reading for degrees in Environmental Change and Management, Ecological Economics, Environmental Management, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and those taking part in similar programmes.
The book strives to develop the idea that a significant adjustment of the current economic theories is required, an idea supported by the emerged world economic crisis, the climatic and biodiversity crisis the world is currently facing and the enormously slow progress that has been made in the field of reorientation of the global economy towards sustainability.
The practical case studies provided focus on the most pressing topics of today, and the book adopts a positive approach for problem solving and strategic development, which is aimed at educating the future decision makers and business leaders.
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Shmelev, S. 2012
This is an excellent text that discusses how ecological economics can contribute to the management of contemporary ecological concerns. It provides a concise, thorough and logical discussion of the concepts and tools of ecological economics and their applications.
Rather than dwelling to any great extent on the theory, the author develops the methodologies that are available and discusses how they can be applied to provide strategies for decision makers to address the prevailing economic, social and ecological concerns. As he observes in the discussion of issues arising from the increasing volumes of regional waste (Ch 11), “the main strength of the [multicriteria] model is that it allows the decision-maker to analyse the ecological and economic trade-offs … and the possible strategies for the development of the system, taking into account different options …”
For the practitioner and the student, the book also provides a number of case studies, discusses the process for selecting the right method and introduces the technologies available to undertake the mathematical processing of the data. Each chapter is introduced with a comprehensive listing of the related literature and its relevance to the subject of the chapter.
Shmelev’s editorial style is direct, very readable and engaging. He has the ability to make interesting what otherwise could be considered a dry subject.
Peter J Glynn
17 March 2014