Environment, Inequality and Collective Action

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Marcello Basili, Maurizio Franzini, Alessandro Vercelli
Psychology Press, 2006 - 251 pages
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Efficiency is the hallmark of environmental economics, and though economists are concerned with the environment, primarily because it challenges the efficiency of competitive markets, until now, limited attention has been paid to distributional issues. This excellent collection of essays identifies and addresses key issues surrounding the inequality-environment relationship such as:

* Does increasing economic inequality lead to better or worse environmental quality?
* Which individual or social features play a role in determining the differentiated impact of changes in the environment?
* What impact does economic inequality or social segmentation have on collective action?
* How important is the complex economic and social institution in which the inequality-environment takes place?

With an impressive array of contributors and an excellent mix of popular and noteworthy topics, this latest addition to the Routledge Siena Studies in Political Economy series will prove essential to economists with an interest in the environment and will be useful to readers with a more general environmental studies background.

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Contents

Globalization and sustainable development
9
Figures
12
Income inequality and the environmental Kuznets curve
33
negative
52
ecological
75
implication for the management
101
Inequality and environmental policy
126
PART III
135
the role
153
Overcoming asymmetries in the commons with
160
for the asymmetric HL groups
172
Environment and global public goods
183
Economic institutions and governance of
200
Index
244
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Marcello Basili teaches Microeconomics and Environmental Political Economics at the University of Siena, Italy. Maurizio Franzini is full professor of Economic Policy at the UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza". Allesandro Vercelli teaches Economic policy and Environmental economics at the University of Siena, Italy.

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