© 1999

Environmental Policy and Societal Aims

  • Denis Requier-Desjardins
  • Clive Spash
  • Jan van der Straaten

Part of the Studies in Ecological Economics book series (SEEC, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Denis Requier-Desjardins, Clive L. Spash, Jan van der Straaten
    Pages 1-11
  3. Bouwe Dijkstra, Andries Nentjes
    Pages 13-34
  4. Nadine Gouzée, Stéphane Willems
    Pages 35-61
  5. Anders Christian Hansen
    Pages 63-101
  6. Laurent Grimal, Charilaos Kephaliacos
    Pages 247-278
  7. Sytze A. Rienstra, Peter Nijkamp
    Pages 279-305
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book


Sustainable development and environmental improvement are often regarded as intrinsically valuable a priori. As a result, the policies by which these goals are to be attained is often inadequately scrutinised. In this book, ecological economics addresses the institutional and policymaking aspects of environmental problems, thus covering a broad socioeconomic research agenda, in contradistinction to mainstream economic approaches. The approach advocated here is open to differing viewpoints on the same issue, sees conflict resolution as a social process, and accepts the need for research into political-economic issues, according a prominent position to the aims of society itself. An in-depth analysis of the policy process is followed in order to understand the pitfalls and barriers that will confront society on the road to sustainable development.
Readership: The broad approach advocated will appeal to all involved in environmental problems - decision makers, NGO members, and academic scholars.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Denis Requier-Desjardins
    • 1
  • Clive Spash
    • 2
  • Jan van der Straaten
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre d’Economie et d’Ethique pour l’Environnement et le DéveloppementUniversité de Versailles-St. QuentinFrance
  2. 2.Cambridge Research for the Environment, Department of Land EconomyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Department of Leisure StudiesTilburg University, European Centre for Nature ConservationTilburgThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environmental Policy and Societal Aims
  • Editors D. Requier-Desjardins
    Clive Spash
    Jan van der Straaten
  • Series Title Studies in Ecological Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6040-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5928-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4521-3
  • Series ISSN 1389-6954
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 335
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Economics
    Environmental Management
    Economic Policy
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