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Publication date: 23 September 2014

Emil Urhammer

The purpose of the paper is to offer a new view on economic growth and use this view to add to the explanation of economic growth as a powerful agent that determines policies…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to offer a new view on economic growth and use this view to add to the explanation of economic growth as a powerful agent that determines policies regarding urgent issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is based on analysis of scholarship and media, interviews and observations in a multi-sited ethnography of economic growth.

Findings

The article argues that the circulation of economic growth has contributed to a shaping of institutions and language to an extent where environmental policy proposals framed as harmful to economic growth can easily be rejected. Furthermore, the article offers an operationalisation of the term ecologisation by promoting a new inclusive language in decision-making.

Originality/value

The paper fills a gap in literature by offering an empirical philosophical take on economic growth and by offering a suggestion for the operationalisation of the term ecologisation.

Details

On the Horizon, vol. 22 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Book part
Publication date: 28 December 2016

Ken R. Blawatt

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Marconomics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-565-2

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