Alternatives for environmental valuation

Michael Getzner (Editor), Clive L. Spash (Editor), Sigrid Stagl (Editor)

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Environmental cost-benefit analysis was developed by economists in the belief that monetary valuation of the environmental repercussions of economic activity is essential if the "environment " stands any chance of being included in government and business decisions. This volume examines the limitations of this monetary approach, and considers the alternatives. Three broad angles from which to view environmental values are presented: applying social psychology concepts which challenge standard approaches; introducing multidimensional and non-monetary techniques; and examining vested interest group and citizen participation in processes of environmental valuation. Combinations of these approaches are also covered. The contributions presented are a valuable resource for both environmental and ecological economists. This authoritative book will also prove useful for those with a general interest in the environment, including policy-makers and non-governmental organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages298
ISBN (Electronic)9780203412879
ISBN (Print)0415310121, 9780415310123
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesRoutledge Explorations in Environmental Economics

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2005 Michael Getzner, Clive L. Spash and Sigrid Stagl. All rights reserved.

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