Book One - Contents



Preface and Acknowledgements



Chapter 1: The History of Economic Thought in Relation to Biological Resources and the Environment

  • Mercantilian, Physiocratic, Classical Economics

  • Neoclassical Economics

  • Keynesian Economics

  • Marxist Economics

  • Theories of Value: Labour, Labour-surplus, Utility, Marginal Utility, Capital,
    Entropy and Bioeconomic

  • Concluding Remarks

Chapter 2: The Evolution of Environmentalist Thought and the Economy-Environment Paradigms

  • Natural Resource Economics

  • Environmental Economics

  • Ecological Economics

  • Concluding Remarks


Chapter 3: Bioeconomics:Towards a Postmodern Economic Paradigm

  • The Reductionist Socioeconomic Paradigm

  • The Holistic Bioeconomic Paradigm

  • Is There a Need for Bioeconomics?

  • 1. Importance of Biology

  • 2. Progress of Scientific Thought and Understanding

  • 3. Interdisciplinarity as a Functional Methodology

  • 4. The Moral Imperative

  • 5. Public Policy Issues

  • 6. Bioeconomics as Dialectical Science

  • 7. The Intergeneration Dilemma

  • 8. Bioeconomic Pricing and Valuing Strategy

  • 9. The Sustainability Challenge

  • 10. Research Policy

  • Some Issues to Be Resolved by the Bioeconomic Paradigm

  • Bioeconomics and the Concept of Entropy

  • Bioeconomics and the Concept of Coevolution

  • Bioeconomics as Interdisciplinary Science

  • Bioeconomics as Postmodern Science

  • Concluding Remarks

Chapter 4: Towards a Bioeconomically-Sustainable Society

  • What is Sustainability and Sustainable development?

  • Goals and Objectives of Sustainability

  • Strategies for Achieving Goals and Objectives

  • Dimensions of Sustainability

  • Bioeconomics and Sustainability

  • Bioeconomic Development Is Sustainable Development

  • The Scientific Basis of Sustainability

  • Bioeconomic Modelling for Sustainability

  • Bioeconomic Education for Sustainability

  • Concluding Remarks

Chapter 5: Challenges to Sustainability

  • Clarification of Goals and Objectives

  • How to Make Sustainability Operational?

  • The Global Value System

  • The Role of Science and Technology in Repairing and Preventing Planetary Damage

  • The Importance of Communication Media

  • The Gender Perspective

  • The Population Problem

  • The Intergeneration Dilemma

  • The Impact of Economic Globalisation

  • The Problem of Risk and Uncertainty

  • Concuding Remarks


Chapter 6: The Age of Cooperation

  • Agressive Competition Is Not Necessary for Progress

  • The Cooperative- Competition Model

  • The Bioeconomic Ethical model

  • Capitalist Equilibrium Economics Is Unrealistic

  • Bioeconomics Is The Real Economics

  • Concluding Remarks


Chapter 7: A Visionary Education for Humanity

  • The Disciplinary Education Process Is a Failure

  • The Value of Cultural Education

  • Towards a Bioeconomic Education Process

  • Learn How to Learn: Lifelong Education and the Importance of Information Technology

  • Concluding Remarks

Bibliography and Recommended Reading




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