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This paper describes a process-oriented construction of sustainability. The main argument is that sustainability is not a fixed ideal, but an evolutionary process of attempting to improve the management of systems, through improved understanding and knowledge. The process is not deterministic:...
This paper investigates the role that information plays in the decision by subsistence farmers to deforest, and generates a body of evidence from three Latin American studies demonstrating that information about agricultural techniques and general agricultural education are important to tropical...
This paper provides a different perspective on examining deforestation in the Philippines. The traditional view is that population growth and poverty are the main causes of deforestation. Given the fact that deforestation is a complex process, these factors might have contributed to the problem...
This study examines the economic and political context of encroachments on uncultivated public lands (UPLs), its rationale, and the evolution of land and forest laws as a result of socio-economic transformations arising from the plantation economy in Kodagu District, Karnataka, south-west India....
This paper analyses the determinants of energy prices in industry and their impacts on energy productivity in selected countries that have introduced environment-related taxes on fossil fuels. Energy prices are mainly determined by the developments on international resource markets and by the...
In Europe since the 1950s, average working hours have declined steadily and the time available for unpaid work has increased. Nonetheless, its contribution to the total standard of living has not been taken into account so far, although the majority of working hours in Germany and Europe is in...
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