Solving the Ecological Problems of Capitalism: Capitalist and Socialist Possibilities

@article{Jones2011SolvingTE,
  title={Solving the Ecological Problems of Capitalism: Capitalist and Socialist Possibilities},
  author={Andrew W. Jones},
  journal={Organization \& Environment},
  year={2011},
  volume={24},
  pages={54 - 73}
}
In this article, the author identifies three ecological problems of capitalism—growth, technology, and consumption—that must be solved to develop a sustainable society. Consistent with previous work, especially in the Marxist ecology tradition, the author argues that overcoming the growth problem requires an alternative to capitalism. This is necessary, though not sufficient: ecological sustainability also depends on overcoming the problems of technology and consumption, which requires an… Expand
A Marcusian utopia? : the redefinition of need in Green intentional communities
The challenge of climate change necessitates searching for solutions beyond those offered by natural science and economics. It requires critically examining the whole way of life and associatedExpand
Sustainable Development and the Problem of Economic Inequality
Sustainable development is a complex concept, and most descriptions of the process involve aggregate measures of wealth and capital stock, along with some problems of aggregation and valuation ofExpand
Social, Environmental and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research
What process of socioeconomic transformation might move humanity towards sustainability-as-flourishing, an ideal view of sustainability where life flourishes indefinitely on Earth? We suggestExpand
From private to public governance: The case for reconfiguring energy systems as a commons
TLDR
A commons-oriented Energy Internet is proposed as a potential system for energy production and consumption, which may be better suited to tackle the current issues society faces. Expand
Interactions in and between Strategic Action Fields
This study addresses how multinational corporations and protesters in an environmental struggle learn from the proximate struggles within the same field and how they structure the broaderExpand
Successful Non-Growing Companies
Little light has been shed on the functioning of business in potential post-growth economies. With this paper, we aim to expand discussions on post-growth economies to the company level and suggestExpand
Growth , Degrowth and Ecology *
Dilemma between growth and ecology seems to reach a dead end. Decision makers still trust to growth policies and ecological deterioration continues. Degrowth is a new concept under this uncertainty.Expand
Stakeholder Influence in Promoting Environmental Sustainability in the Zambian Mining Industry
Stakeholder Influence in Promoting Environmental Sustainability in the Zambian Mining Industry by Helen Mbewe MBA, Columbia Southern University, 2008 BA, University of Zambia, 2000 DissertationExpand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 64 REFERENCES
II. Capitalism and Ecology: The Nature of the Contradiction
The social relation of capital, as we all know, is a contradictory one. These contradictions, though stemming from capitalism's internal laws of motion, extend out to phenomena that are usuallyExpand
Marx's Vision of Sustainable Human Development
In developed capitalist countries, debates over the economics of socialism have mostly concentrated on questions of information, incentives, and efficiency in resource allocation. This focus onExpand
Marxism and Ecological Economics: Toward a Red and Green Political Economy
Preface Introduction 1. The Value Problem in Ecological Economics: Lessons from the Physiocrats and Marx 2. Values in Ecological Value Analysis: What Should We Be Learning from Contingent ValuationExpand
Is Sustainable Capitalism Possible
Abstract The subtitle of Joel Kovel's The Enemy of Nature (Zed Books, 2007) states his thesis bluntly: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? . Kovel thinks we need a revolution—although heExpand
Capitalist Constraints on Cuban Socialist Development
To what extent has the socialist transformation of the Cuban political economy helped the country diversify and develop its productive forces, reduced the island's vulnerability to vicissitudes inExpand
Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century
"Build It Now" puts forward a clear and innovative vision of a socialist future, and at the same time shows how concrete steps can be taken to make that vision a reality. It shows how theExpand
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Previous industrial revolutions made people 100 times more productive when low per-capita output was limiting progress in exploiting a seemingly boundless natural world. Today we face a differentExpand
Eco-Socialism: From Deep Ecology to Social Justice
Capitalism continues to degrade ecosystems and create social injustice. The 1992 Earth Summit demonstrated that the powerful vested interests behind Western capitalism have no intention of radicallyExpand
Following Marx: Method, Critique and Crisis
Introduction: To Follow Marx Part I: Critiques of Political Economy 1. The Fallacy of Everyday Notions 2. Another Crisis of Economic Theory: the Neo-Ricardian Critique 3. The Neo-Ricardian ReductionExpand
Post-Revolutionary Society
Much of this book has been concerned with what post-revolutionary society, exemplified mainly by the Soviet Union, is not, rather than what it is. I have argued that it is neither capitalism norExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...