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Books on Ecological Economics

The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability by Paul Hawken
Outlines the environmentally destructive aspects of many current business practices, but offers the vision of businesses adopting new practices to promote environmental restoration.
For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future by Herman E. Daly and John B. Cobb, Jr.
Outlines a new, sustainable economics based upon community.
Home Economics by Wendell Berry
A clearly reasoned, strongly worded indictment of our present economic system and the foolish squandering of resources that it fosters.
Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher
Asks us to look behind the basic assumptions of modern economics.
Systems of Survival by Jane Jacobs
Addresses the moral values that underpin public life.
Living within Limits by Garrett Hardin
Renowned biologist, ecological philosopher, and student of human population control, Garrett Hardin offers the finest summation of his work to date.
Beyond the Limits by Donnella Meadows, Dennis Meadows and Jorgen Randers
Applies computer modeling techniques to population and economic growth scenarios and concludes that the global industrial system has already overshot some of the earth's vital ecological limits.
Filters Against Folly by Garrett Hardin
Offers more clear thinking by Garrett Hardin about difficult environmental issues.
Managing the Commons edited by Garrett Hardin and John Baden
Explores the implications of Garrett Hardin's classic essay, "The Tragedy of the Commons"
Whose Common Future? Reclaiming the Commons by The Ecologist Magazine
Asserts that governments and big business erode commons and destroy the cultures commons support.
Green Production by Enrique Leff
Addresses the relationship of production to development and the environment.
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Hawken, Paul, Back Bay Books, 2000
Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
Shuman, Michael H., Routledge, 2000
Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies for Security in an Unstable World
Douthwaite, Richard, Green Books, 1998
The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy
Kelly, Marjorie, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001
When Corporations Rule the World
Korten, David C., Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001

Small is Beautiful

The Ecology of Commerce
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