Coevolutionary Economics: The Economy, Society and the Environment

  • John M. Gowdy

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John M. Gowdy
    Pages 77-102
  3. John M. Gowdy
    Pages 103-129
  4. John M. Gowdy
    Pages 155-175
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-246

About this book


The subject of this volume is the human economy and its coevolutionary relationship with the natural world. This relationship is examined in three broad types of societies; hunter--gatherers, agriculturalists, and modern market economies. A growing body of scientific evidence has made it clear that the current human impact on the environment is far above the level that can be maintained without causing profound changes in the biophysical world to which we belong. The new fields of ecological economics and evolutionary economics can help us understand the relationship between the economy, society and the environment and may help us to formulate effective policies to manage these changes.


biodiversity economics environment evolutionary economics sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Gowdy
    • 1
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5798-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8250-6
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