Search for dissertations about: "Ecological footprint"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words Ecological footprint.

  1. 1. Misplaced Concreteness and Concrete Places : Critical Analyses of Divergent Discourses on Sustainability

    Author : Carina Borgström Hansson; Humanekologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; econometrics; Economics; Mainstream and counterpoint; Discourse; Place; Adaptive management; Genuine savings; Ecological footprint; Ecological economics; Bioregionalism; Sustainability; Environmental economics; Human ecology; Misplaced concreteness; economic theory; economic systems; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik;

    Abstract : This dissertation critically examines the tension between mainstream and counterpoint perspectives on sustainability on the basis of analyses of four approaches to this issue: environmental economics, ecological economics, adaptive management, and bioregionalism, which are presented as successive attempts to challenge mainstream, modernist perspectives on socio-ecological relationships. The different worldviews and identity constructions associated with the two extremes in this spectrum of approaches are examined on the basis of interviews with environmental economists and bioregionalists in California. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Bias of the World : Theories of Unequal Exchange in History

    Author : John Brolin; Humanekologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; History and philosophy of the social sciences; Contemporary history since 1914 ; Ecology; political ecology; ecological footprint; emergy; underconsumptionism; post-Keynesian; unlimited supplies of labour; Prebisch-Singer; centre-periphery; terms of trade; staple thesis; ecologial economics; Marxist economics; classical economics; history of political economy; mercantilism; non-equvalent exchange; unequal exchange; Economics; econometrics; economic theory; economic systems; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik; Nutidshistoria från 1914 ; Ekologi; Samhällsvetenskapernas historia och filosofi;

    Abstract : This is a history of theories and theorists of unequal exchange. Starting with mercantilists and Richard Cantillon's theory based on land values, it briefly covers the early Classical economists and Gerald Fitzhugh. READ MORE

  3. 3. Development constrained – Essays on land as a factor in nineteenth-century industrialization and trade

    Author : Dimitrios Theodoridis; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic development; industrialization; 19th-century; land; ecological footprint; land productivity; colonies; coal; slave trade; trade; ghost acres; empire; sustainability;

    Abstract : This dissertation consists of an introductory chapter, four research essays and one essay that describes the collected dataset. The first essay examines how the balance of land embodied in British trade developed during the nineteenth century and provides the first all encompassing accounts on this topic. READ MORE

  4. 4. Global trade, food production and ecosystem support : Making the interactions visible

    Author : Lisa Deutsch; Carl Folke; Karin Limburg; Max Troell; David Waltner-Toews; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; global trade; food production; ecosystem support; resilience; agriculture; ecosystem performance; food consumption; ecological footprint; indicators; aquaculture; agricultural intensification; fishmeal; vulnerability; Sweden; animal feed; critical natural capital; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : Modern food production is a complex, globalized system in which what we eat and how it is produced are increasingly disconnected. This thesis examines some of the ways in which global trade has changed the mix of inputs to food and feed, and how this affects food security and our perceptions of sustainability. READ MORE

  5. 5. Design of Multifunctional Body Panels in Automotive Applications : Reducing the Ecological and Economical footprint of the vehicle industry

    Author : Christopher John Cameron; Dan Zenkert; Peter Göransson; Per Wennhage; Per-Olof Sturesson; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Sandwich panels; mutifunctional; structural acoustic interaction; NVH; vehicle acoustics; Vehicle engineering; Farkostteknik;

    Abstract : Over the past century, the automobile has become an integral part of modern industrializedsociety. Consumer demands, regulatory legislation, and the corporate need togenerate a profit, have been the most influential factors in driving forward the evolutionof the automobile. READ MORE