Ecology, policy and politics: human well-being and the natural world

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The problem of justifying ethical concern for future generations and non-human entities has been and will continue to be, at the centre of recent discussions of the environment and pathways to sustainable human development. This book develops an Aristotelian account of welfare that reveals the relationship between the good of non-humans and future generations and the well-being of present generations. Welfare and liberal justifications of market-based approaches to environmental policy fail, and the implications this has for debates about the market, civil society and politics in modern society is examined. -A.Jordan

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Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)04150729990415073006
Publication statusPublished - 1993