Eco-localism and sustainability

Eco-localism and sustainability Economic sustainability is best secured by the creation of local or regional self-reliant, community economies. This is the central argument of eco-local economic theory. Drawing on the experience of local currencies, community corporations, regional food economies and other locally oriented efforts, eco-local theory presents a new analysis of the “economy of place”. It focuses on locally symbiotic capital, positive externalities of self-reliance and negative externalities of long-distance trade, and its specific concepts and analyses of the economy, efficiency and economies of scale, and consumption and welfare. Given its specific values and assumptions, it is an economic theory of the social economy that is compatible with, but distinct from, ecological economics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Economics Elsevier

Eco-localism and sustainability

Ecological Economics, Volume 46 (1) – Aug 1, 2003

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Publisher
Elsevier
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Copyright © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V.
ISSN
0921-8009
D.O.I.
10.1016/S0921-8009(03)00102-2
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Abstract

Economic sustainability is best secured by the creation of local or regional self-reliant, community economies. This is the central argument of eco-local economic theory. Drawing on the experience of local currencies, community corporations, regional food economies and other locally oriented efforts, eco-local theory presents a new analysis of the “economy of place”. It focuses on locally symbiotic capital, positive externalities of self-reliance and negative externalities of long-distance trade, and its specific concepts and analyses of the economy, efficiency and economies of scale, and consumption and welfare. Given its specific values and assumptions, it is an economic theory of the social economy that is compatible with, but distinct from, ecological economics.

Journal

Ecological EconomicsElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2003

References

  • Beyond the economics of more: the place of consumption in ecological economics
    Lintott, J.
  • Toward a new conception of the environment–competitiveness relationship
    Porter, M.; van der Linde, C.
  • From ownership to service use lifestyle: the potential of car sharing
    Prettenthaler, F.E.; Steininger, K.W.
  • Strengths and limitations of localizing food production as a sustainability-building strategy: an analysis of bread production on the island of Gotland, Sweden
    Sundkvist, A.; Jansson, A.; Larsson, P.
  • Globalisation, transport and the environment: new perspectives for ecological economics
    Van Veen-Groot, D.B.; Njikanmp, P.

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