Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare
School of Social Work
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Publishing year: 2016-05-20
Publication/Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics
Document type: Book
Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare raises the issue of what is required to make welfare societies ecologically sustainable. Consisting of three parts, this book regards the current financial, economic and political crisis in welfare state institutions and addresses methodological, theoretical and wider conceptual issues in integrating sustainability. Furthermore, this text is concerned with the main institutional obstacles to the achievement of sustainable welfare and wellbeing, and how these may feasibly be overcome. How can researchers assist policymakers in promoting synergy between economic, social and environmental policies conducive to globally sustainable welfare systems?