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Basic Structures and Political Implications of a Sustainable Welfare Model

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  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer

    () (GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research)

  • Gerd Ahlert

    () (GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research)

  • Roland Zieschank

    () (GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research)

  • Prof. Dr. Hans Diefenbacher

    () (GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research)

Abstract

The reflections presented here are directly related to the shortcomings concerning welfare and "green" growth concepts identified in the course of the research project “Cornerstones of an ecologically sustainable welfare concept as a basis for eco-political innovation and transformation processes” funded by the German Ministry of Environment. The concepts are too simplistic in terms of environmental, economic and social sustainability. Against this background a broader decision model was developed within the project (Meyer et al. 2012c, Meyer et al. 2013). This model provides the reference points for the development of a sustainable welfare concept, which can be used as a political action plan in the context of environmental policy. The development of a normative model for the assessment of alternative courses of action plays a central role in this paper.

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  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer & Gerd Ahlert & Roland Zieschank & Prof. Dr. Hans Diefenbacher, 2013. "Basic Structures and Political Implications of a Sustainable Welfare Model," GWS Discussion Paper Series 13-2, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
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    1. Arrow, Kenneth J. & Dasgupta, Partha & Goulder, Lawrence H. & Mumford, Kevin J. & Oleson, Kirsten, 2012. "Sustainability and the measurement of wealth," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 17(03), pages 317-353, June.
    2. Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer & Gerd Ahlert & Prof. Dr. Hans Diefenbacher & Roland Zieschank & Prof. Dr. Hans Nutzinger, 2013. "Eckpunkte eines ökologisch tragfähigen Wohlfahrtskonzepts," GWS Research Report Series 13-1, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    3. Gerd Ahlert & Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer & Roland Zieschank & Prof. Dr. Hans Diefenbacher & Prof. Dr. Hans G. Nutzinger, 2013. "Synopsis of Approaches to Welfare and of Green Growth Concepts Currently under Discussion," GWS Discussion Paper Series 13-1, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    4. Stone, Richard, 1997. "The Accounts of Society," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 87(6), pages 17-29, December.
    5. Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer & Gerd Ahlert & Roland Zieschank & Prof. Dr. Hans Diefenbacher, 2012. "Grundstrukturen eines nachhaltigen Wohlfahrtsmodells und Implikationen für die Politik," GWS Discussion Paper Series 12-6, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
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    1. Martin Distekamp & Mark Meyer, 2016. "Quantitative Assessment of Pathways to a Resource-Efficient and Low-Carbon Europe," GWS Discussion Paper Series 16-10, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    2. Mark Meyer & Martin Distelkamp & Gerd Ahlert & Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer, 2013. "Macroeconomic Modelling of the Global Economy-Energy-Environment Nexus - An Overview of Recent Advancements of the Dynamic Simulation Model GINFORS," GWS Discussion Paper Series 13-5, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.

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    Keywords

    sustainable welfare; concepts; normative model; evironmental policy;

    JEL classification:

    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being

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