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Sustainability economics – general versus specific, and conceptual versus practical

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  • Stefan Baumgärtner

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    (Department of Sustainability Sciences, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany)

  • Martin F. Quaas

    (Department of Economics, University of Kiel, Germany)

Abstract

We clarify the definition and interpretation of “sustainability economics” (Baumgärtner and Quaas 2010) in response to recent comments by van den Bergh (2010), Bartelmus (2010) and others. For that sake, we distinguish between general and specific definitions of sustainability and sustainability economics, as well as between conceptual and practical approaches.

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Paper provided by University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics with number 169.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:lue:wpaper:169

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Keywords: economic and environmental accounting; efficiency; externality; joint production; justice; stocks; sustainability economics;

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Cited by:
  1. Birkin, Frank & Polesie, Thomas, 2013. "The relevance of epistemic analysis to sustainability economics and the capability approach," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 144-152.
  2. Timothy J. Foxon & Jonathan K�hler & Jonathan Michie & Christine Oughton, 2013. "Towards a new complexity economics for sustainability," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 37(1), pages 187-208.

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