Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment :: Partha Dasgupta

Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment :: Partha Dasgupta soon to be presented for sale on the lustrous BookLovers of Bath web site!

Oxford University Press, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Graphs; Tables; References; Appendices [16];

From the cover: In Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment, Partha Dasgupta explores ways to measure the quality of life. Although the problem pervades a number of academic disciplines, it is not confined to the academic realm. International organizations regularly publish cross-country estimates of the quality of life, journalists and commentators publicize them, and national governments are obliged to take note of them. Today, quality-of-life indices broker political arguments and together form a coin that even helps purchase economic and social policy.

It is therefore ironic that indices of human well-being in current use are notably insensitive to our dependence on the natural environment, both at a moment in time and across generations. Moreover, international discussions on economic development in poor regions all too frequently ignore the natural resource base. In developing quality-of-life measures, Professor Dasgupta pays particular attention to the natural environment, illustrating how it can be incorporated, mo…

Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper damp-stained on the verso at the top edge of the lower panel, lightly pulled at the head of the upper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXII] 305 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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