Ecological economics: paradigm or perspective

R. K. Turner, Charles Perrings, C. Folke

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This paper addresses the issues of whether ecological economics represents a separate and distinct paradigm from environmental economics. The latter is taken to represent the application of the standard economic tool kit to environmental issues. It is concluded that the competing paradigms thesis is at best only partially true. Most important is the finding that there appears to be an emerging consensus around a new substantive research agenda which straddles environmental, resource and ecological economics. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWorking Paper - Centre for Social & Economic Research on the Global Environmnet
Issue numberGEC 95-17
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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