Greening of Capitalism

Greening of Capitalism

Positioning its argument against zero-growth advocates and free-market environmentalists, this book charts this transformation, laying out a framework for more sustainable industrialism.

Author: John Mathews

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804791502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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As China, India, and other industrializing giants grow, they are confronted with a most inconvenient truth: They cannot adopt industrial capitalism as we know it today without devastating environmental consequences. And so, a new paradigm of environmentally conscious development is emerging in these countries, with China leading the way. Positioning its argument against zero-growth advocates and free-market environmentalists, this book charts this transformation, laying out a framework for more sustainable industrialism.
Categories: Business & Economics

Green Capitalism

Green Capitalism

A polemic against 'Green Capitalism'. James Heartfield accuses the 'Green Capitalists' of profiteering over climate change and other environmental scares.

Author: James Heartfield

Publisher: Mute

ISBN: 1906496102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

View: 407

A polemic against 'Green Capitalism'. James Heartfield accuses the 'Green Capitalists' of profiteering over climate change and other environmental scares. Green capitalists like Zac Goldsmith and Al Gore are manufacturing scarcity to boost prices. The technological revolution has removed scarcity from most of our lives, but the green capitalists are trying to re-invent it. Chapters on 1. The age of plenty, 2. The retreat from production, 3. The green capitalists, 4. Manufactured scarcity, 5. Green consumerism, 6. The economy of wasting time, 7. Green imperialism, 8. Environmental economics, 9. Green socialism?, 10. The unnatural limits to growth, plus an appendix, The revolution in technique. Bibliography and index. 136 pp. Author James Heartfield wrote Let's Build! Why we need five million new homes in the next 10 years (2006) The Creativity Gap (2005) The Death of the Subject Explained (2002). www.heartfield.org
Categories: Business & Economics

Green Capitalism

Green Capitalism

Can capitalism ever truly be environmentally conscious? Green Capitalism?

Author: Hartmut Berghoff

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812249019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Can capitalism ever truly be environmentally conscious? Green Capitalism? Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century provides a historical analysis of the relationship between business interests and environmental initiatives over the past century.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Greening of British Party Politics

The Greening of British Party Politics

Green capitalism and green consumerism The interpretation given to the term '
green capitalism ' is dependent upon one's ideological view point . From the point
of view of both Green and socialist alike , the phrase is a contradiction in terms .

Author: Mike Robinson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719031990

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 246

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This work, based on over 60 interviews (between 1986 and 1990) with politicians from each of the major British political parties, is concerned with an examination of the environmentalism/politics interface and how the major parties are responding in real terms to the environmental challenge.
Categories: Environmental policy

The Greening of Marxism

The Greening of Marxism

Tracing the history of the integration of ecological understanding with Marxist philosophy, The Greening of Marxism explores the influence of green politics on Marxism, examines the new politics emerging from these movements, and shows how ...

Author: Ted Benton

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 157230118X

Category: Science

Page: 310

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When the ecological movement emerged in the 1960s, it warned that continued consumerism and growth would lead to ecological catastrophe. This "green" philosophy represented a challenge to the basic tenets of Marxism, which traditionally ignored issues of ecological sustainability. Tracing the history of the integration of ecological understanding with Marxist philosophy, The Greening of Marxism explores the influence of green politics on Marxism, examines the new politics emerging from these movements, and shows how red\n-\green alliances can transform the political landscape.
Categories: Science

Greening the Car Industry

Greening the Car Industry

This ground-breaking book will be of great benefit to students and academics, particularly those with an interest in comparative politics, public policy and international political economy.

Author: John Mikler

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849802246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 101

. . . fascinating and stimulating book, which is both comprehensive and partial in equal degree. Peter Wells, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning Greening the Car Industry is an innovative book in the Varieties of Capitalism tradition. Its interviews and analysis offer rich insights into why the US car industry struggles, particularly on environmental impact, compared to Japanese and German firms. John Mikler shows that regulatory institutions matter, and how they matter. For the car industry at least, more collaborative forms of capitalism show more promise. Mikler gives us a masterpiece of regulatory scholarship. John Braithwaite, The Australian National University Corporations, including those in the car industry, are increasingly keen to proclaim their green credentials. But what motivates firms to reduce the environmental impact of their products? Rather than accepting the conventional wisdom, John Mikler addresses this question in a novel way by taking a comparative institutionalist approach informed by the Varieties of Capitalism literature. Focusing on Germany, the US and Japan, the author shows that national variations in capitalist relations of production are central to explaining how the car industry tackles the issue of climate change, such variations are crucial for understanding the normative as well as material basis for firms motivations. This ground-breaking book will be of great benefit to students and academics, particularly those with an interest in comparative politics, public policy and international political economy. It may also serve as a resource for courses on environmental politics and environmental management as well as aspects of international relations and business/management. Given the book s contemporary policy relevance, it will be a valuable reference for policy practitioners with an interest in industry policy, multinational corporations, the environment, and institutional approaches to comparative politics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Money Politics Globalisation and Crisis

Money Politics  Globalisation  and Crisis

12 But , given the decline of commitment since the early 1990s , could the talked -
about need for the greening of capitalism actually take place to the extent that
such pressing new - millennium needs as the abatement of global warming could
 ...

Author: John Laird

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822031048853

Category: Business and politics

Page: 463

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Categories: Business and politics

Global Green Shift

Global Green Shift

John A. Mathews explains how these trends and counter-trends are creating a new world order where an industrial system based on the Ceres (Circular Economy and Renewable Energy System) is seeking to take over from the world of fossil fuels, ...

Author: John A. Mathews

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783086429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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The world that created modern industry, pioneered in the West, is in decline. It is being transformed by a global green shift, creating new industries based on clean energy, clean water and clean food – all produced in a safe, clean and sustainable way, in abundance, at low (and diminishing) cost and without making further inroads into nature. This twenty-first century world is being driven by newly emerging industrial giants like China and India – just as the twentieth-century infrastructure of oil, automobiles and highways was created by the United States. It is China and India that are feeling the worst effects of industrializing along conventional ‘business as usual’ lines, and which have the greatest incentive to drive their own green shift. But the old world order based on a linear economy and fossil fuels is resisting bitterly, and will not give up without a fight. John A. Mathews explains how these trends and counter-trends are creating a new world order where an industrial system based on the Ceres (Circular Economy and Renewable Energy System) is seeking to take over from the world of fossil fuels, and provide scope for Gaia to become her wild self again. The outcome of this struggle is far from determined. It is the central issue to be resolved in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Business & Economics

Green Capitalism

Green Capitalism

Indeed, forests are growing back rapidly in some countries.55 Moreover, and for
different reasons, the world seems to be experiencing 'global greening'. Data
from satellites suggest that in 1982–2011 there was a 14% increase in green ...

Author: Hannes H. Gissurarson

Publisher: Almenna bókafélagið

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 69

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In the first part the report discusses the common claim that our environment is being destroyed and recalls dire predictions about the future, trying to explain their emotional roots. In the second part it describes the main tenets of ‘wise use environmentalism’ and the economic and political case for private property rights. In the third part it analyses solutions that have been developed in Iceland to the problem of common-pool or non-exclusive resources, such as mountain pastures, salmon rivers and, most importantly, offshore fisheries. In the fourth part it looks at exotic wildlife, whales, elephants, and rhinos and argues that the best way to conserve these valuable species is by defining some kind of use rights to them, akin to private property rights, and to allow trade in their products. Finally, it offers some recommendations.
Categories: Nature

Parallax of Growth

Parallax of Growth

'Responsible growth', 'green growth', 'green capitalism', 'sustainable capitalism', '
sustainable growth' or 'responsible ... least 'green' capitalism is better than 'brown'
capitalism, views differ with regard to the questions of whether a 'greening' of ...

Author: Ole Bjerg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509506279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Parallax of Growth explores the ideas of economy and ecology and the factors that have put them on a collision course. Bjerg argues that our current mode of economic organization is characterized by an inherent 'debt drive', whereby the creation of money through the issuance of commercial bank credit has locked our economy into a vicious circle of forced growth and increasing debt. Parallax of Growth is not a catalogue of solutions to the ecological or the economic crisis. The book aims to shift the inquiry from 'what shall we do?' to 'why have we not already done it?' In order to address the challenges of our contemporary times of crisis, we need to understand how the idea of growth is deeply ingrained in the ideology as well as the organization of our society. The book aims to open the space for philosophical thinking about this important issue.
Categories: Philosophy

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

The first paper provides an account of Milwaukee's green space production
under neoliberal capitalism . ... At the same time it reveals how the increasing
involvement of the community - based greening efforts partially ameliorates such
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213180842

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

New Political Thought

New Political Thought

Within green political theory itself , competing definitions of sustainable
development have been advanced . ... socialists felt was simply capitalism with a
human face ' , so sustainable development can be viewed as the ' greening of
capitalism ...

Author: Adam Lent

Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015040053285

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 768

A guide through the maze of contemporary political thought, consisting of an introductory essay, a glossary and examinations of: Conservatism and the New Right (by Mike Harris), Marxism and post-Marxism (David Howarth), Socialism and Social Democracy (Tony Fitzpatrick), The Christian Right (Martin Durham), Contemporary Liberalism (Matthew Festenstein), Communitarianism (Elizabeth Frazer), Green Politics (John Barry), Postmodernism (Simon Thompson) Feminism (Moya Lloyd) and Islamic Thought (Phil Marfleet).
Categories: Political Science

Karl Polanyi and the Contemporary Political Crisis

Karl Polanyi and the Contemporary Political Crisis

68 Red-Green Alliance (RGA/EL): 'A Green Earth with Peace and Room for Us All
', www.transform-network.net, accessed 11th ... 70 Brand et al. distinguish three
types of transformation: incremental adaptation, greening capitalism and a ...

Author: Peadar Kirby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350117846

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 818

Has politics reached breaking point? Rather than defending liberalism or abandoning it, how can a socially just and ecological alternative be built? Peadar Kirby investigates the causes of our current multifaceted global crisis by drawing on the work of Karl Polanyi. This book explores Polanyi's theory that social disruptions result from the attempt to run society according to the rules of the market. Drawing on these ideas, it outlines pathways towards an alternative future that overcome weaknesses in Marxism. Linking the ecological, political and socio-economic crises, Kirby identifies that an alternative socio-ecological model is emerging, consistent with the insights of Polanyi. Karl Polanyi and the Contemporary Political Crisis is an urgent intervention into key debates on the future of politics, on the low-carbon transition, on automation and on the emerging world order.
Categories: Philosophy

The Ecological Revolution

The Ecological Revolution

Some environmental sociologists ( my own field ) speak of ecological
modernization : a panoply of green taxes , green regulations , and new green
technologies , even the greening of capitalism itself . Futurists describe a new
technological ...

Author: John Bellamy Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132189619

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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The roots of the present ecological crisis, Foster argues, lie in capital's rapacious expansion, which has now achieved unprecedented heights of irrationality across the globe. Foster demonstrates that the only possible answer for humanity is an ecological revolution: a struggle to make peace with the planet. Foster details the beginnings of such a revolution in human relations with the environment which can now be found throughout the globe, especially in the periphery of the world system, where the most ambitious experiments are taking place. From publisher description.
Categories: Nature

Smokestacks to Green Roofs

Smokestacks to Green Roofs

Despite the growing importance of ecological modernization as a dominant strain
of environmental thought , significant doubts remain as to its ability to green
capitalism . Critics contend that the capitalist state can and will only address ...

Author: Corina McKendry

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:W265209

Category:

Page: 674

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Greening Business

Greening Business

Others have also argued that sustainable development contradicts the logic of
capitalism . Capitalism requires the continuous accumulation of capital , through
continuous economic growth and consumption . Limiting growth forces capitalist
 ...

Author: Paul Shrivastava

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold

ISBN: UCSC:32106011121149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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The author presents a detailed and informative picture of critical environmentally-related issues facing business today. Shrivastava leads readers through the compelling argument that taking environmental responsiblity is good for profits. He'll show why greening is necessary, how it benefits companies, and how to get started.
Categories: Business & Economics

Greening the Cage

Greening the Cage

Author: Evan Hazelett

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1200117820

Category: Criminals

Page: 151

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Categories: Criminals

The Dictionary of Alternatives

The Dictionary of Alternatives

Author: Doctor Martin Parker

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1842773321

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 984

'There is no alternative to free market liberalism and managerialism', is the orthodoxy of the twenty-first century. All too often, ordinary people across the world are being told that the problem of organization is already solved, or that it is being solved somewhere else, or that it need not concern them because they have no choices. This dictionary provides those who disagree with the evidence. Using hundreds of entries and cross-references, it proves that there are many alternatives to the way that we currently organize ourselves. These alternatives could be expressed as fictional utopias, they could be excavated from the past, or they could be described in terms of the contemporary politics of anti-corporate protest, environmentalism, feminism and localism. Part reference work, part source book, and part polemic, this dictionary provides a rich understanding of the ways in which fiction, history and today's politics provide different ways of thinking about how we can and should organize for the coming century.
Categories: Political Science

Rethinking Capitalism

Rethinking Capitalism

"Thought provoking and fresh - this book challenges how we think about economics.” Gillian Tett, Financial Times For further information about recent publicity events and media coverage for Rethinking Capitalism please visit http ...

Author: Michael Jacobs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119311638

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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"Thought provoking and fresh - this book challenges how we think about economics.” Gillian Tett, Financial Times For further information about recent publicity events and media coverage for Rethinking Capitalism please visit http://marianamazzucato.com/rethinking-capitalism/ Western capitalism is in crisis. For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined, and inequality has risen dramatically. Economic policy has neither reformed the financial system nor restored stable growth. Climate change meanwhile poses increasing risks to future prosperity. In this book some of the world’s leading economists propose new ways of thinking about capitalism. In clear and compelling prose, each chapter shows how today’s deep economic problems reflect the inadequacies of orthodox economic theory and the failure of policies informed by it. The chapters examine a range of contemporary economic issues, including fiscal and monetary policy, financial markets and business behaviour, inequality and privatisation, and innovation and environmental change. The authors set out alternative economic approaches which better explain how capitalism works, why it often doesn’t, and how it can be made more innovative, inclusive and sustainable. Outlining a series of far-reaching policy reforms, Rethinking Capitalism offers a powerful challenge to mainstream economic debate, and new ideas to transform it.
Categories: Political Science

Green Development

Green Development

This might be called the approach of ' green growth ' , and it is directly parallel to
the so - called ' green capitalism ' and ' green consumerism ' which have become
features of retail marketing in Europe the 1980s . This kind of ' greening ' owes ...

Author: William Mark Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00094363H

Category: Nature

Page: 255

View: 841

Categories: Nature