Beyond Ecological Economics and Development: Critical Reflections on the Thought of Manfred Max-Neef

Luis Ignacio Valenzuela Rivera (Editor), María Del Valle Barrera (Editor)

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The interrelationship among development, environment, and human needs is one of the key issues being faced by the world today. The Chilean economist, Manfred Max-Neef, was a leading thinker on this dynamic, and this book provides both an introduction to and analysis of his work and ideas. Arranged in three main sections – “Human needs and wellbeing”, “Development, growth and sustainability”, and “Methodology of economics” – the chapters in this book contribute to on-going debates on issues as important as human development, the limits of economic growth, deep ecology, sustainable consumption, entrepreneurship, climate change, interdisciplinarity, and the methodology and practice of economics. The contributors to this volume provide a broad range of different critical perspectives on these issues, and the chapters are arranged in dialogue with each other to provide the reader with a rounded view of the legacy of Max-Neef. This book is vital reading for all those interested in ecological economics, environmental economics, development economics, methodology and philosophy of economics, and heterodox economics.
Translated title of the contributionMás allá de la economía ecológica y el desarrollo: reflexiones críticas sobre el pensamiento de Manfred Max-Neef
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages276
ISBN (Print)9781032463230
StateE-pub ahead of print - 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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