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Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare


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Introduction: Research on sustainable welfare: State of the art and outline of the book - Max Koch and Oksana Mont

PART I: Perspectives on Sustainable Welfare

Chapter 1: The concept of sustainable welfare - Eric Brandstedt and Maria Emmelin

Chapter 2: Human needs, steady-state economics and sustainable welfare - Max Koch and Hubert Buch-Hansen

Chapter 3: Reconceptualizing prosperity - Some reflections on the impact of globalization on health and welfare - Maria Emmelin and Kate Soper

Chapter 4: The future is not what it used to be: On the roles and function of assumptions in visions of the future - Eric Brandstedt and Oksana Mont

PART II: Policies Towards Establishing Sustainable Welfare

Chapter 5: Green political economy: Policies for and obstacles to sustainable welfare - Jamil Khan and Eric Clark

Chapter 6: Climate change and the welfare state: Do we see a new generation of social risks emerging? - Hakan Johansson, Jamil Khan and Roger Hildingsson

Chapter 7: Market solutions to climate change: Examples of of personal carbon trading and rationing - Roger Hildingsson and Max Koch

Chapter 8: The changing landscape of work time reduction: The past and the future - Oksana Mont

PART III: Emerging Practices of Sustainable Welfare

Chapter 9: Transitions towards degrowth and sustainable welfare: Carbon emission reduction and wealth and income distribution in France, the US and China - Hubert Buch-Hansen, Annika Pissin and Erin Kennedy

Chapter 10: Social economy and green social enterprises: Production for sustainable welfare? - Eric Clark and Hakan Johansson

Chapter 11: What is possible, what is imaginable? Stories about low carbon life in China - Erin Kennedy and Annika Pissin

Chapter 12: The interaction of policy and experience: An `alternative hedonist' optic - Kate Soper

Conclusion: Looking back, looking forward: Results and future research directions - Oksana Mont and Max Koch

About the Author

Max Koch is a Professor in Social Policy at Lund University, Sweden. Oksana Mont is a Professor in Sustainable Consumption and Production at Lund University, Sweden.

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