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ESEE 2013 19 juin 2013

Andrew Dobson, Environmental policy-making and behaviour change: Financial incentives, 'nudge' or citizenship? 19 Juin 2013 (Conférence). Congrès ESEE 2013 Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics

ESEE 2013
Séance Plénière d'ouverture (18 juin 2013 - 18h30-19h30)
Daniel W. Bromley (Professeur émérite d'Economie Appliquée, Université de Wisconsin-Madison, États-Unis & Visiting Professor, Humboldt University-Berlin, Allemagne) : Institutions and Institutionalism: Crafting a Coherent Science of Environmental Policy

Abstract: There are many visions of a properly constituted and motivated ecological economics. Some wish for it to embrace a broad vision—open to multiple ways of knowing, and thereby able to advance competing accounts of the vexing problems of sustainability and feasible prospects for the future of humans in their fraught interactions with nature. A second vision is that ecological economics should be a radical movement dedicated to criticizing and changing social organizations and institutions that are responsible for the spread of false beliefs about economic, social, and what is called “environmental reality.” Regardless of which vision ultimately prevails—and there are other visions that fall between these two—it is obvious that the concept of “institutions” is instrumental to realization of the desired future.  This is unfortunate for the simple reason that those who appeal to institutions have never bothered to develop a consistent and coherent idea of this allegedly important concept. They just invoke the word.  Institutions cannot possibly matter if those who write about them have no idea what they are writing about. Here I will spell out the core meaning of two central ideas to the future of a coherent ecological economics—institutionalism, and institutions. I will show that a clear understanding of these two related ideas will liberate ecological economists from continued angst and debate about ontology, epistemology, and methodology—and some wished-for grand theory.  I predict that this liberation will be much welcomed by ecological economists who merely wish to get on with doing good science.
Publié ici : http://esee2013.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/2