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 ()