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Ecological Economics

A Workbook for Problem-Based Learning

 Ecological Economics
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Joshua Farley, Jon D. Erickson, and Herman E. Daly

120 pages | 7 x 10

Ecological economics addresses one of the fundamental flaws in conventional economics--its failure to consider biophysical and social reality in its analyses and equations. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications is an introductory-level textbook that offers a pedagogically complete examination of this dynamic new field.

As a workbook accompanying the text, this volume breaks new ground in applying the principles of ecological economics in a problem- or service-based learning setting. Both the textbook and this workbook are situated within a new interdisciplinary framework that embraces the linkages among economic growth, environmental degradation, and social inequity in an effort to guide policy in a way that respects fundamental human values. The workbook takes the approach a step further in placing ecological economic analysis within a systems perspective, in order to help students identify leverage points by which they can help to affect change. The workbook helps students to develop a practical, operational understanding of the principles and concepts explored in the text through real-world activities, and describes numerous case studies in which students have successfully completed projects.

Ecological Economics: A Workbook for Problem-Based Learning represents an important new resource for undergraduate and graduate environmental studies courses focusing on economics, environmental policy, and environmental problem-solving.

Introduction: What Does and Ecological Economist Do?
Part 1: The Problem Base
Chapter 1: Choosing a Problem
Chapter 2:  Defining the Problem
Chapter 3: Structuring the Problem
Part 2: Analysis
Chapter 4: Breaking Down the Problem
Chapter 5: Evaluating the Objectives
Part 3: Synthesis
Chapter 6: Bringing It All Together
Chapter 7: Synthesis Framework
Part 4: Communication and Next Steps
Chapter 8: Communication
Chapter 9:  Changing the World
About the Authors
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