Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives

Editors: Dale, Gareth, Mathai, Manu V. and Puppim de Oliveira, Jose A.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Zed Books

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-1-78-360488-3
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 9
Book Status: Available
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Bringing together leading scholars of environmental policy and political economy, the book assess the impact and viability of green growth and outlines the alternatives.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • Introduction - Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai and Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
  • Part I: Contradictions of green growth
  • 1 Can green growth really work? A reality check that elaborates on the true (socio-)economics of climate change - Ulrich Hoffmann
  • 2 What is the ‘green’ in ‘green growth’? - Larry Lohmann
  • 3 The how and for whom of green governmentality - Adrian Parr
  • 4 Degrowth and the roots of neoclassical economics - James Meadway
  • Part II: Case studies
  • 5 Giving green teeth to the Tiger? A critique of ‘green growth'in South Korea - Bettina Bluemling and Sun-Jin Yun
  • 6 Lessons from the EU: why capitalism cannot be rescued from its own contradictions - Birgit Mahnkopf
  • 7 The green growth trap in Brazil - Ricardo Abramovay
  • 8 Green jobs to promote sustainable development: creating a value chain of solid waste recycling in Brazil - Anne Posthuma and Paulo Sergio Muçouçah
  • 9 Trends of social metabolism and environmental conflict: a comparison between India and Latin America - Joan Martinez-Alier, Federico Demaria, Leah Temper and Mariana Walter
  • Part III: Emerging alternatives?
  • 10 Beyond ‘development’ and ‘growth’: the search for alternatives in India towards a sustainable and equitable World - Ashish Kothari
  • 11 Reconsidering growth in the greenhouse: the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) as a practical strategy for the twenty-first century - Job Taminiau and John Byrne
  • 12 Alternatives to green growth? Possibilities and contradictions of self-managed food production - Steffen Böhm, Maria Ceci Araujo Misoczky, David Watson and Sanjay Lanka