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Green economics: an introduction and research agenda

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Green economics: An introduction and research agenda, examines the historical evolution of green economics, a discourse which is marked by antipathy to the foundational assumptions of conventional market based economics. Green opposition to growth and the market is identified along with values of ecological sustainability, social justice, decentralisation and peace. To move beyond a critical account, green economics, as a discipline, needs to establish a research agenda based on: 1. examining global political economy; 2. developing forms of regulation beyond the market and the state; 3. examining the transition to such an alternative economy.

Keywords: green economics, global political economy, regulation, transition, economic growth, anti-capitalism, Marx, open source, usufruct, commons, ecological sustainability, sustainable development, social justice, decentralisation, peace

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