Foster, John (2005) Options, sustainability policy and the spontaneous order. Environmental Education Research, 11 (1). pp. 115-135. ISSN 1469-5871Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the implications for sustainability policy of environmental uncertainty and indeterminacy, and relates the associated problems with a conventional understanding of sustainable development to Hayek's critique of collective planning. It suggests that the appropriate recourse is not, however, a Hayekian endorsement of the free market, but an extension of his key idea of spontaneous order to characterise the learning society. The argument is illustrated by a practical application: the analysis of natural capital explored in this Special Issue is shown to be directly relevant to the improvement of the UK's headline sustainability indicators package.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environmental Education Research|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||24 Jul 2008 16:51|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 12:43|
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