Citizen's Income and Green Economics (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
340
Utgivningsdatum
2011-11-15
Upplaga
Revised ed.
Förlag
The Green Economics Institute
Illustrationer
Illustrations
ISBN
9781907543074
Citizen's Income and Green Economics (häftad)

Citizen's Income and Green Economics

Häftad Engelska, 2011-11-15
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Preface This book is written for those who do not yet share a Green world view, but who do have stirrings of unease that we are not looking after the Planet as well as we ought. It is also written for others who share the author's concerns but who have chosen different paths and strategies. Intended as part of a series under the auspices of the Green Economics Institute, it is hoped that it will operate in tandem with the much more ambitious work being undertaken, for example to find methods of measuring the economy better suited to ecological criteria than those in use since the end of the second world war. A two stage strategy is envisaged: in the first instance it is hoped that academics and opinion formers will use the message contained in this book as the basis for their work towards a sustainable society and economy, but ultimately that message needs to reach a much wider audience if the necessary cultural shift world-wide is to occur before the dangers of which scientists warn us become a reality. This book makes as few philosophical assumptions as possible.It offers a new insight, albeit at a fairly superficial level, based on the 'Deep Ecology' tenet that we should model society on tribes who live in harmony with their surroundings, but this is confined to one aspect of society. On the other hand it is 'market' oriented only in the sense that since the market is dominant, that is where one must start, willy nilly. It is a part of my claim that the ideas in this book may help other norms to emerge. It is assumed that economics will and should remain as part of the ecological decision making process, but that its current dominance must cease. Some of the steps in my reasoning are intuitive rather than based on evidence. Mostly they depend on ideas, indeed sea-changes in ideas for which there can be no evidence in advance. This book attempts to weave several different strands whose importance is only apparent when considered together. The pace of change in the debate on threats to global sustainability is accelerating, so that attempts to keep up to date with all developments would be ineffective.My hope is that this book will provide a basis for a new approach to ecological problems, and that others better qualified will build on this foundation. "The world is no longer divided by the ideologies of "left" and "right", but by those who accept ecological limits and those who don't.Wolfgang Sachs 2003 "The point of the story of the boy who cried wolf is that finally, a wolf did appear" Martin Wolf, discussing Climate Change, Financial Times, 5th Decemb Clive Lord January 2011
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Clive Lord was a founder member of the English and Welsh Greens in 1973, He served as a Probation officer for 30 years, retiring in 1994. Clive's book, 'A Citizens' Income - a Foundation for a Sustainable World' was published in 2003, but he is hoping to have an improved update published in future. He maintains that his contribution to the debate on sustainability is fundamental to those from others able to take matters forward.

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Contents Part 1 Introduction Page 1. Easter Island: a true nightmare scenario Clive Lord 2. How this book evolved (based on introduction from original 2003 book) Clive Lord 3. Culture as a means of change Clive Lord 4. A Thought Experiment A cultural approach to achieving sustainability Clive Lord Part 2 Concepts 5. Space Capsule Earth Clive Lord 6. The Tragedy of the Commons Clive Lord 7. How to avoid hatred Clive Lord Part 3 A way out: Making it happen 8. What is possible - precedents for a sustainable world Clive Lord 9. How it might happen - adapting our definition of what affluence means in the 21st century Clive Lord 10. Putting the theory into practice nationally - The Citizens' Income Clive Lord 11. So Near and yet so Far: a Critique of the 2010 Government White Paper '21st Century Welfare' Clive Lord 12. Practical effects Clive Lord 13. Some common questions answered Part 4 Wider Implications: How the Citizens' Income can form the basis for a paradigm shift 14. Reconciling old conflicts - trade unions, socialism and citizens income Clive Lord 15. An alternative to neo liberalism for ordinary people - the good life Clive Lord 16. Getting to grips with the tragedy Clive Lord Part 5 Tactical and strategic implications for implementation 17. Strategic choices: Responses to Green Capitalism Johnathan Porritt and to Green Growth Nicholas Stern Clive Lord 18. Other essentials Clive Lord 19. How to start the transition Clive Lord 20. International aspects Clive Lord, Michael Opielka 21. Social-ecological transformation and Green Economics: New perspectives for solutions to the most pressing problems of today Miriam Kennet 22. Managing in a lower growth economy: Prosperity without growth Volker Heinemann and Miriam Kennet 23. Global Green Human Being: Concepts and Main Issues Kristina Jociute 25. Good Jobs: the double dividend of green employment Enrico Tezza Part 6 Case studies of new developments 27. Namibia Clive Lord 28. Brazil Clive Lord 29. Alaska Clive Lord 30. Human vs. Nature: Finding the controversial balance between economic survival and ecological preservation on the Galapagos Islands By Grit Silberstein 31. Tackling Poverty and Climate Change in China Sandra Ries and Lu Wei 32. Green Economics- A global movement for change Miriam Kennet Part 7 33. There are no utopias Clive Lord Appendix