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Adapting institutions for life in a full world

Costanza, Robert; Farley, Joshua; Kubiszewski, Ida


Today�s dominant worldviews and institutions emerged during the early Industrial Revolution, when the world was still relatively empty of humans and their built infrastructure. Natural resources were abundant, social settlements were more sparse, and the main limit on improving human well-being was inadequate access to infrastructure and consumer goods.1 Current ideas about what is desirable and what is possible were forged in this empty world context. �Cheap� fossil fuels have provided the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: State of the world 2010: Transforming cultures from consumerism to sustainability


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