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Chris Robinson: The Politics of Ecological Economics?

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02/23/2012

What are the politics and political implications of Ecological Economics? Ecological Economics has been accused by environmental thinkers of predicting ecosystem catastrophe that can be answered only with an ethics of survivalism and an authoritarian politics. Chris discusses how ecological economists see the political implications of their work, and whether there is a democratic alternative (to authoritarianism in the wake of ecosystem collapse) to be forged from their analyses of the biophysical limits to economic growth.

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