Environmental Problems in a Socio-Structural Perspective

  • Røpke, Inge (Project Manager)

    Project Details

    Description

    The understanding of the background and character of environmental problems has important implications for suggestions regarding environmental politics. This project intends to explore the long-term socio-structural background of environmental problems and to develop political suggestions according to such a structural perspective. The theoretical foundation for the project is socio-ecological economics which is developed these years as an alternative to neoclassical environmental economics. Socio-ecological economics is characterized partly by including the biophysical basis for the human economy directly in the formation of concepts, partly by transgressing economic theory and applying a cross-disciplinary perspective including social, institutional and cultural aspects and focusing especially on distributional aspects. The project has a long-term character and intends to maintain a theoretical work concurrently with other, more concrete projects.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/01/199231/12/1999