This unique and informative book highlights the relationship between crisis, innovation, and sustainable development, and discusses the necessary conditions required to seize the ecological opportunity.
The authors study the strength of change for building a new society, and the theoretical origins and political aspects of environmental concerns. They also sketch the outlines of a global governance system seeking to promote sustainable development.
Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this volume will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers in the economics of innovation, environmental economics and political economy, as well as policy makers and practitioners.
Edited by Blandine Laperche, Lab.RII - ULCO/Clerse CNRS University Lille Nord de France and affiliated Professor, Wesford Business School, Nadine Levratto, EconomiX, CNRS, University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense and affiliated Professor, Euromed Management and Dimitri Uzunidis, Lab.RII - ULCO/Clerse CNRS University Lille Nord de France and affiliated Professor, Wesford Business School, France
Contents: Introduction: The Ecological Opportunity in a Global System in Crisis Blandine Laperche, Nadine Levratto and Dimitri Uzunidis PART I: STRENGTHS OF CHANGE FOR A GREEN ECONOMY 1. The Clean-tech Revolution in California and in France: Opportunities and Challenges Anne Senges 2. The Emergence of Ecological Opportunities and Firms' Behaviour Blandine Laperche and Nadine Levratto 3. Sustainable Consumption in an Evolutionary Framework: How to Foster Behavioural Change? Nathalie Lazaric and Vanessa Oltra 4. Technology and Sustainable Development: Myth or Reality? Arnaud Diemer PART II: THEORETICAL ORIGINS AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF THE ECOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITY 5. Re-greening the Earth While Making Our Economies More Peaceful and Fair Willem Hoogendyk 6. Economic Theories, Environmental Issues and History of Thought Sophie Boutillier and Patrick Matagne 7. Sustainable Development: The Teachings of the Physiocrats and the Classics Pierre Le Masne 8. Political Economy of Innovation and Sustainable Development Jerry Courvisanos 9. Capital Accumulation, Crisis and Return to Nature? Dimitrios Patelis PART III: ECOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITY IN A CHANGING WORLD 10. Towards a Social and Environmental Economy Pierre Guguenheim 11. Formation and Deformation of the Environmental Kuznets Curve for CO2 Emissions Thomas Jobert and Fatih Karanfil 12. Clean Technologies and Perspectives of the Green Economy in Emergent and Developing Countries: Foundations, Opportunities and Constraints Marc-Hubert Depret and Abdelillah Hamdouch 13. Global Governance, Resources and Sustainable Economic Development. A Critical Approach to the International Economy Lamia Yacoub and Dimitri Uzunidis 14. Global Economic Governance for More Stable and Sustainable Development: Some Proposals from the Stiglitz Report Andre Gabus and Alexander Hawthorne Index