Options, sustainability policy and the spontaneous order.

Foster, John (2005) Options, sustainability policy and the spontaneous order. Environmental Education Research, 11 (1). pp. 115-135. ISSN 1469-5871

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Education Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/b1
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 10833
Deposited By: Users 810 not found.
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2008 15:51
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 01:05
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10833

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