E.F. Schumacher and His Legacy for the 21st Century
Edited By Hendrik Opdebeeck
Barbara Wood-Schumacher Preface xi Acknowledgements xvii Hendrik Opdebeeck 1 Introduction: A Utopian Economic Paradigm? 1 Part I Economics 5 Walter Moss 2 Schumacher’s Wisdom-Centered Economics 7 Laszlo Zsolnai 3 The Importance of Meta-economics 23 Gábor Kóvacs 4 Buddhist Economics 33 Roy Varghese 5 Authentic Development and Responsibility in Economics 53 viii Zubin Mulla 6 Karma-Yoga and Schumacher’s Theory of Good Work 77 Gerrit De Vylder 7 The East as a Practical and Spiritual Basis for Economics 97 Philip Bruce 8 The Legacy of Schumacher in the Scott Bader Company Today 117 Part II Responsibility 125 Christian Arnsperger 9 Small is Beautiful: But is it Responsible? A Critical Reappraisal of E.F. Schumacher’s Contribution to Ecological Economics and Political Ecology 127 Carlos Hoevel 10 The Call for Responsibility and the Crisis 151 Michał Michalski 11 Economics as if the Family Mattered 167 Ludo Abicht 12 Who Really Needs Frugality? 183 Simon Trace 13 Responsibility in Technology 199 ix Part III Responsibility in Economics 207 Luk Bouckaert 14 Schumacher and the Principle of Responsibility in Economics 209 Paul Jorion 15 Profit as One of the Questions of Schumacher 225 Knut Ims and Ove Jakobsen 16 Initiating an Open Research System Based on Creativity 233 Alexis Versele, Barbara Wauman and Hilde Breesch 17 Achieving Sustainable Housing 249 Joel Thompson 18 Recreating ‘Economics of Permanence’ in Africa 265 Bennie Callebaut and Luigino Bruni 19 The Economy of Communion as a Charismatic Practice 279 Stewart Wallis 20 The Urgent Need to Transform Economics 303...
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