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Title Socioecological transitions and global change : trajectories of social metabolism and land use / edited by Marina Fischer-Kowalski and Helmut Haberl
Published Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2007


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Description xiv, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Advances in ecological economics
Advances in ecological economics series
Advances in ecological economics.
Contents Conceptualizing, observing and comparing socioecological transitions / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Helmut Haberl -- Land-use change and socioeconomic metabolism : a macro view of Austria 1830-2000 / Fridolin Krausmann, Helmut Haberl -- The fossil fuel-powered carbon sink : carbon flows and Austria's energetic metabolism in a long-term perspective / Karl-Heinz Erb, Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann -- The great transformation : a socio-metabolic reading of the industrialization of the United Kingdom / Heinz Schandl, Fridolin Krausmann -- The local base of the historical agrarian : industrial transition and the interaction between scales / Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann -- The local base of transitions in developing countries / Clemens M. Grünbühel, Simron J. Singh, Marina Fischer-Kowalski -- Transition in a contemporary context : patterns of development in a globalizing world / Nina Eisenmenger, Jesus Ramos Martin, Heinz Schandl -- Conclusions : likely and unlikely pasts, possible and impossible futures / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann
Summary "This significant new book analyses fundamental changes in society-nature interaction: the socioeconomic use of materials, energy and land. The volume presents a number of case studies addressing transitions from an agrarian to an industrial socioecological regime, analysed within the materials and energy flow accounting (MEFA) framework. It is argued that by concentrating on the biophysical dimensions of change in the course of industrialization, social development issues can be explicitly linked to changes in the natural environment."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Social ecology.
Social evolution.
Social change.
System theory.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Globalization -- Environmental aspects.
Author Fischer-Kowalski, Marina, 1946-
Haberl, Helmut.
LC no. 2007000703
ISBN 9781847203403 (hbk.)
184720340X (hbk.)