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Growth, Development And Sustainability


  • Irina-Virginia DRAGULANESCU

    (University of Messina)



Describing the relationship of interdependence through the materials balance, will be argued how the economy is a subset of the environment and the environment the natural limit to any economic initiative, or the limits imposed by the laws of thermodynamics. The theoretical debate moves, then, from the concept of growth to that of development, understood this in its three dimensions: economic, social, environmental. Bring the different environmental positions in four versions of sustainability, with the gained awareness that it’s “a spectrum of overlapping sustainability positions from very weak to very strong”.

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  • Irina-Virginia DRAGULANESCU & Natalia DRAGULANESCU, 2013. "Growth, Development And Sustainability," Romanian Statistical Review, Romanian Statistical Review, vol. 61(10), pages 60-72, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:rsr:journl:v:61:y:2013:i:10:p:60-72

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    1. Hediger, Werner, 2000. "Sustainable development and social welfare," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 481-492, March.
    2. Solow, Robert M, 1986. " On the Intergenerational Allocation of Natural Resources," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 88(1), pages 141-149.
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