The Ecological Economics of Consumption

Inge Røpke, Lucia A. Reisch

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    In accordance with the transdisciplinary basis of ecological economics, this volume encompasses contributions from different perspectives, often cutting across disciplines. It is divided into three parts that group contributions on · problematizing consumption both as a concept and as an economic and social force with high environmental impact (Part I), · explaining consumption as an attempt of individuals to satisfy different types of needs while being embedded in certain lifestyles and constrained by time and daily routines (Part II), and · changing consumption towards less environmentally damaging consumption patterns, brought about through national sustainability and consumer policy measures as well as through community building and individual action (Part III).
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCheltenham
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Number of pages259
    ISBN (Print)1 84376 512 8
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Røpke, I., & Reisch, L. A. (2004). The Ecological Economics of Consumption. Edward Elgar Publishing.