The Environmental Endgame: Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, And Human Survival

The Environmental Endgame

Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, And Human Survival

Pub. price: $24.95

ISBN10: 0813538122 ISBN13: 9780813538129 Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr Published: Apr 25 2006 Pages: 211 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 6.25" Width: 9.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Nadeau (environmental science and public policy, George Mason U.) warns that humanity is currently facing the danger of catastrophic environmental change that threatens our very survival. Moreover, the current institutional regimes of international governance and theoretical tools of environmental economics available to us for addressing this crisis are utterly inadequate to the challenge before us. Fortunately, while human evolutionary history has instilled in us the characteristic that has led to this state of events, it is the very same characteristic which will enable us to solve the problem--the ability to coordinate collective activities in increasingly larger and more complex social systems and to externalize ideas as artifacts. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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