Designing the Green Economy: The Postindustrial Alternative to Corporate Globalization|
by Brian Milani (Author), Thomas Berry (Foreword)
"Designing the Green Economy explores realistically, and in detail, the world's
enormous potential for human and ecological regeneration. It also explains why
this potential has been suppressed or distorted by industrial institutions thus
creating economic crisis, growing inequality, and environmental destruction. The
first half of the book looks at the challenge ecological change has represented
to capitalism, as well as capitalism's repressive response: the waste economy,
as expressed in postwar Fordist capitalism and current trends toward a
globalized economy. But today "the great divide" between waste and green
economies can be narrowed by emerging legal, institutional, and market
approaches to production and environmentalism.
In Part II, Milani explores the practical and theoretical implications of fully unleashing these new productive
forces to create community-based ecological economies. Milani argues that
neither sustainability, social justice nor economic stability can be secured
without comprehensive redesign of the economy along ecological principles. It
looks at key sectors of the economy including manufacturing, energy, and money
and finance to illustrate how this redesign can, and is, taking place through
both incremental grassroots initiatives and transformative politics."
About the Author
Brian Milani is research coordinator for Eco-Materials Project in Toronto, Canada.
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. (August 2000)