About this series
An adequate economic theory of sustainability cannot be based on the neo-classical paradigm that is at the root of most sustainability issues. A new economic theory, rather than a new public policy based on the old theory, will be needed to guide humanity toward sustainability. The challenge to economists, with the help of other social scientists, is to build a new dominant economic paradigm based on a more organic, holistic, and integrative approach. The book series Sustainability, Economics, and Natural Resources aims to integrate the concept of sustainability fully into economics and to provide a foundation for that new economic paradigm. The series is designed to reflect the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of the needed paradigm and will cover and integrate concepts from different streams such as agent-based modeling, behavioral economics, chaos theory, complexity theory, ecological economics, evolutionary economics, evolutionary game theory, institutional economics, post-Keynesian consumer theory, social choice theory, S-matrix theory, and quantum theory. The series will be a forum for new ideas and concepts concerning recent developments and unsolved problems in sustainability and the applications of these ideas to the policy scenario. Each volume in the series is self-contained. Together these volumes provide dramatic evidence of the range of approaches to sustainability issues found in economic thinking.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shashi Kant, editor-in-chief of the series, received the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Scientific Achievement award at the XXII IUFRO World Congress in Brisbane, Australia in August 2005.