Lifestyles, Energy, and Sustainability: The Exploration of Constraints
Long term solution to sustainable energy consumption lies in the radical change of consumption patterns characteristic of industrialized economies. Required change may be out of reach under the conditions of global capitalism and huge income inequality among world economies.
KeywordsEnergy globalization institutions life-style sustainability
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- GfK, 2005. Survey: GfK Roper Green Gauge 2005. GfK Roper Consulting, GfK Custom Research, New York.Google Scholar
- GfK, 2007. Survey: the Impact of Climate Change on Consumption. GfK-Nürnberg e.V., Nürnberg.Google Scholar
- IEA, 2006. International Energy Agency, Energy Technology Perspectives: Scenarios & Strategies to 2050. http://www.iea.org/textbase/papers/2006/scenario.pdf
- Matutinović, I., 2005. The microeconomic foundations of business cycles: from institutions to autocatalytic networks. Journal of Economic Issues, 39, 4, 867-898.Google Scholar
- Matutinović, I., 2006. Self-organization and design in market economies. Journal of Economic Issues, XL, 3, 575-601.Google Scholar
- Matutinović, I., 2007a. An institutional approach to sustainability: historical interplay of worldviews, institutions and technology. Accepted April, 27 1997; to appear in Journal of Economic Issues, 41, 4, 1109-1137.Google Scholar
- Nature, 2006. Energy shame. Nature, 443, 1.Google Scholar
- Robinson, J. and Tinker, J., 1997. Reconciling ecological, economic, and social imperatives: a new conceptual framework. In T. Schrecker (ed.) Surviving Globalism: Social and Environmental Dimensions. St. Martin’s Press, New York.Google Scholar
- SIPRI, 2007. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI Yearbook2007. Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Press Release11 June 2007, http://www.sipri.org
- Ulanowicz, R.E., 1997. Ecology, the Ascendant Perspective. Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 41-55.Google Scholar