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Routledge Library Editions: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1972 and 2000, draw together research by leading academics in the area of environmental and natural resource economics, and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine pollution control and policy, and renewable and non-renewable resource economics, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of environmental economics in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of economics and geography.

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The Business of Greening

The Business of Greening

1st Edition

Stephen Fineman
April 24, 2019

The Business of Greening, first published in 2000, debates the relationship between business and greening, and the future form this relationship could take. The book gives voice to industrial actors - employees, employers, managers, technical specialists, regulators - in the context of their...

Natural Resources: Allocation, Economics and Policy

Natural Resources: Allocation, Economics and Policy

1st Edition

Judith Rees
April 24, 2019

In this book, first published in 1990, Judith Rees considers the spatial distribution of resource availability, development and consumption, and the distribution of resource-generated wealth and welfare. Showing that there are no simple answers, she analyses the complex interactions between...

Lead Manufacturing in Britain: A History

Lead Manufacturing in Britain: A History

1st Edition

D. J. Rowe
April 24, 2019

Originally published in 1983. Extensive research into the archives of the lead industry has culminated in this comprehensive and fascinating account of the industry from the earliest times to the 1980’s. It traces the origins of the various types of lead manufacturing and the nineteenth-century...

Scarcity and Modernity

Scarcity and Modernity

1st Edition

Nicholas Xenos
April 24, 2019

Originally published in 1989. In this book Nicholas Xenos argues that the assumption that scarcity is a universal human condition is far from universal but rather a product of western influence. Informed by the work of Baudrillard, Bourdieu, Girard, and Sahlins, this historical narrative of...

The Political Economy of Smog in Southern California

The Political Economy of Smog in Southern California

1st Edition

Jeffry Fawcett
April 24, 2019

This study, first published in 1990, explores the ways in which institutions can succeed or fail at environmental improvement. The author first takes a look at the nature of environmental politics and the history of air pollution control in Southern California. He then develops a political economic...

Economic Theories of Exhaustible Resources

Economic Theories of Exhaustible Resources

1st Edition

T. J. C. Robinson
April 24, 2019

Originally published in 1989. Professor Robinson begins by examining natural resource classification and the nature of return in mining, giving particular emphasis to different sources of long-run price changes in mining and their relevance for user cost and the economic treatment for exhaustible...

The Welfare Economics of Alternative Renewable Resource Strategies: Forested Wetlands and Agricultural Production

The Welfare Economics of Alternative Renewable Resource Strategies: Forested Wetlands and Agricultural Production

1st Edition

Robert N. Stavins
April 24, 2019

This study, originally published in 1990, seeks to address several important policy questions associated with the ongoing depletion of forested wetlands. First, in the context of Environmental Impact Statements, should the estimated areas of impact of Federal flood-control and drainage projects on...

Mining and Development: Foreign-Financed Mines in Australia, Ireland, Papua New Guinea and Zambia

Mining and Development: Foreign-Financed Mines in Australia, Ireland, Papua New Guinea and Zambia

1st Edition

Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh
April 24, 2019

This book, first published in 1984, examines the economics and political issues raised by foreign investment in mineral development. It is an attempt to identify, as far as possible, what occurs in and between countries when foreign investments are made in mineral development, concentrating on two...

Non-Renewable Resources and Disequilibrium Macrodynamics

Non-Renewable Resources and Disequilibrium Macrodynamics

1st Edition

Robert Marks
April 24, 2019

This study, first published in 1979, continues by examining the question of whether a competitive economy can efficiently allocate a stock of non-renewable natural resources through time. Long-run analyses of competitive economies with such resources have concluded that, without perfect foresight...

The Global Copper Industry: Problems and Prospects

The Global Copper Industry: Problems and Prospects

1st Edition

Raymond F. Mikesell
April 24, 2019

Originally published in 1988. Copper is one of the most actively traded commodities. It is a crucial commodity for industrialised countries, most of which depend on imports for their supplies. Copper is also the single most important export for many of the producer-countries. Changes in the...

Pollution: Economy and Environment

Pollution: Economy and Environment

1st Edition

Peter A. Victor
April 24, 2019

This study, originally published in 1972, examines the connections between human society and the rest of the universe that are attributable to economic activity. These include the inputs from the environment to industry, such as oxygen, used in the combustion of mineral fuels. Also included are the...

Optimal Economic Growth with Exhaustible Resources

Optimal Economic Growth with Exhaustible Resources

1st Edition

Prem C. Garg
April 24, 2019

Originally published in 1979. For decades conservationists have argued that increasing population will eventually out-strip the limited natural resources of the earth. Economists have responded by saying that any resource scarcity will be forestalled by changes in tastes and technology, induced by...

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