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Social Ecological Economics

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Ecological economics has developed as a modern movement with its roots in environmentalism and radical environmental economics. Divisions and conflicts within the field are explored to show why material claiming to fall under the title of ecological economics fails to be representative of progress or the vision which drove socio-economic specialists to interact with ecologists in the first place. The argument is then put forward that ecological economics, as a social science engagingwith the natural sciences, is a heterodox school of modern political economy.

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  • Spash, Clive L., 2021. "Social Ecological Economics," SRE-Discussion Papers 06/2021, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
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    ecological economics; methodology; ideology; politics; history;
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    • B0 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General
    • B59 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Other
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics

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