A future social-ecological economics

Clive L. Spash, Adrien Guisan

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review

Abstract

This paper describes the need for and content of an emerging paradigm termed Social Ecological Economics (SEE). In this paper we argue that SEE is the essential future direction for the economics profession, not least because of the social-ecological crises facing humanity and the need for transformation of capital accumulating economic systems. Economics as a discipline is a failure because of a long running inability to address, and tendency to marginalise, such things as power relations, social inequities and injustice (across gender, class and race), ethical social provisioning, the role of care and reproductive processes, the social implications of advancing technology, treatment of others with silent voices (e.g. future generations, children, the non-human world).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203 - 216
JournalReal World Economics Review
Volume96
Issue numberJuly
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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