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Marxism and Ecological Economics: Toward a Red and Green Political Economy (Historical Materialism) 2009

Marxism and Ecological Economics: Toward a Red and Green Political Economy (Historical Materialism)

This book undertakes the first general assessment of ecological economics from a Marxist point of view, and shows how Marxist political economy can make a substantial contribution to ecological economics.

The analysis is developed in terms of four basic issues: (1) nature and economic value; (2) the treatment of nature as capital; (3) the significance of the entropy law for economic systems; (4) the concept of sustainable development.

In each case, it is shown that Marxism can help ecological economics fulfill its commitments to multi-disciplinarity, methodological pluralism, and historical openness.

In this way, a foundation is constructed for a substantive dialogue between Marxists and ecological economists.

Series: Historical Materialism
Paperback: 358 pages Publisher: Haymarket Books (September 1, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1608460258 ISBN-13: 978-1608460250 Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds ()

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