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The Political Economy of Sustainability

Gale, F ORCID: 0000-0001-6759-6759 2018 , The Political Economy of Sustainability , Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham.

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This theoretical and practical book builds on the knowledge that sustainability’s value pluralism cannot be reconciled with the value monism of classical, neoclassical, nationalist or socialist political economy. Developing the concept of sustainability value (SV), which requires integrating economic (exchange), social (labour), environmental (intrinsic) and cultural (use) values in all processes of extraction, manufacturing, trade, consumption and disposal, the book reformulates our understanding of key political economy topics such as trade, investment, preference formation, corporate governance and the role of the state. The book illustrates how SV is being realised via multi-stakeholder networks which, forming at the community, national and global levels, enable the required cross-value deliberation.

Item Type: Book
Authors/Creators:Gale, F
Keywords: sustainability, political economy, value theory, metrics, environment
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
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Copyright 2018 Fred P. Gale

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