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Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management

Ecosystem Services

Economics and Policy

Authors: Muddiman, Stephen

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  • Provides a bridge between economic and ecological theory and practice
  • Invaluable reference for policy makers and others active in the political arena
  • Presents a blueprint and logical foundation for alternative economic/environmental models
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This book bridges the gap between economic and ecological theory and practice. Its main focus is on how the principles of the Austrian School of economics could improve the validity of Ecosystem Services.

The concept of ‘Ecosystem Services’ is a relatively recent innovation in environmental thought. The current system is dependent upon mainstream economic theory, in which monetary and fiscal policy controls the prevailing health of the economy. The dependence on this approach to finance, Muddiman argues, limits the potential of ecosystem services and exacerbates the effects of the existing flawed economic model. 

The book highlights the links between ecological and economic methodologies and concepts and outlines how the principles of Austrian Economic theory could provide better environmental outcomes. It then goes on to formulate approaches to ecosystem services which could act as drivers towards a new biodiversity-based economic framework built around distributed ledger technology, or ‘blockchain’. The key distinction of this book is its consideration of ecosystem services as a function of the current economic system. Using this as a starting point it investigates how an alternative economic model would achieve the integration of environmental considerations into economic decision making.


About the authors

Stephen Muddiman is Senior Research Scientist at Harwood Biology and has over 30 years’ professional experience. His technical skills lie mainly in the areas of entomology and botany. He has described 21 previously unrecognized species of tropical insect. Steve also has extensive experience of Ecological Impact Assessments in the UK and overseas. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13819-6
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13818-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecosystem Services
Book Subtitle
Economics and Policy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13819-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13819-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13818-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 163
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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