Circularity, pluralistic values and communicative co-operation are of special importance to reach the goal of sustainability. In this book the authors argue that a new economics must be based upon an organic world view where economy, nature and culture are interconnected. The economic challenges of tomorrow will only to a limited extent lend themselves to being managed by the neoclassical and mainstream economic paradigm. It is necessary to make changes on both structural and individual levels and to modify individual habits and values concerning consumption and lifestyle. Each chapter in the book is illustrated with practical examples written by practitioners and academics and is built upon a progressive Scandinavian experience.
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2007. XXIV, 325 pp.
Contents: Stig Ingebrigtsen/Ove Jakobsen: New Economics for Sustainable Development – The Historical Context – A Turn Towards
Circulation Economics – Circulation Economics – Economy and Nature – Economy and Culture – The Communicative Arena – Epilogue
- Reflections on Circulation Economics. With contributions by: Øystein Dahle – Arild Hermstad – Niels Eirik Nertun – Knut
J. Ims – Svein Berglund – Marius Nygård – Petter D. Jenssen – Jean Jaminon – Jostein Barstad – Lars Wang.