What is sustainability economics?

Publikation: Beiträge in ZeitschriftenKommentare / DebattenForschung

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While economists have been contributing to the discussion of various aspects of sustainability for decades, it is just recently that the term "sustainability economics" was used explicitly in the ecological, environmental, and resource economics community. Yet, the contributions that use the term "sustainability economics" do not refer to any explicit definition of the term, and are not obviously joined by common or unifying characteristics, such as subject focus, methodology, or institutional background. The question thus arises: what is "sustainability economics"? In this essay, we systematically define and delineate "sustainability economics" in terms of its normative foundation, aims, subject matter, ontology, and genuine research agenda.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftEcological Economics
Jahrgang69
Ausgabenummer3
Seiten (von - bis)445-450
Anzahl der Seiten6
ISSN0921-8009
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PublikationsstatusErschienen - 15.01.2010

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Literaturverz. S. 449 - 450. - Parallel als Online-Ausg. erschienen unter der Adresse http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.11.019

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