Economics as a Political Muse

Philosophical Reflections on the Relevance of Economics for Ecological Policy

  • Marian Deblonde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 217-221

About this book


This book looks afresh, from a philosophical perspective, on the role economic theory plays in present-day ecological policy. It starts from fundamental questions concerning the nature of the problem of sustainability, of politics, and of economic science. It confronts the results of this investigation with the theoretical work of two prominent present-day economists. This book is written at a high academic level. It will be of interest to environmentalists, environmental economists, and for policy people charged with ecological problems.


economic theory environment policy politics sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  • Marian Deblonde
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  1. 1.KVLVLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5888-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9767-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-3010
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