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Home Economics: Planting the Seeds of a Research Agenda for the Bioregional Economy

Molly Scott Cato

Environmental Values 20 (2011): 481-501. doi: 10.3197/096327111X13150367351258

ABSTRACT

Green economists are clear in their support for localisation, but there is little definitional clarity around the concept of a local economy: how large it would be, or what principles might be used to divide the world into provisioning units. This paper proposes that the 'bioregion' might be a useful concept in designing more local systems of resource supply. The paper is a scoping exercise which starts to explore how the concept of a 'bioregion' might be useful within theoretical economics, outlines key aspects of a bioregional economy, and sketches ideas for a future research agenda.


KEYWORDS

Bioregionalism, bioregional economy, localisation, green economics, sustainable communities, sustainability, provisioning, resilience

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Environmental Politics and Place Authenticity Protection. Chiara Certoma

Ecological Restoration and Place Attachment: Emplacing Non-Places?.Martin Drenthen

A Values-Based Framework for Community Food Choices. Nicole Gregory and Robin Gregory

Tensions and Dilemmas of Ecotopianism.David Pepper

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