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Sustainable Consumption: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives In Honour of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Alistair Ulph and Dale Southerton


This book aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of sustainable consumption by drawing together insights from these diverse disciplines. The book was developed from presentations at a conference held in honour of the distinguished economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta. Contributors were asked to situate their recent research on aspects of sustainable consumption in the broader context of how their disciplines tackle the subject of consumption and how disciplinary perspectives on consumption relate to one another. Chapters cover diverse topics, including: why the conventional economic m ... More

Keywords: Partha Dasgupta, sustainable consumption, economics of happiness, politics of nudge, neuroscience of consumption, consumption, economic models

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199679355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alistair Ulph, editor
Professorial Research Fellow, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester

Dale Southerton, editor

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Dale Southerton and Alistair Ulph

Part I Extensions of the Simple Economists’ Model of Consumption

Part II Challenging the Assumption that Individual Consumers Always Act Rationally

Chapter 8 The Psychology of Sustainable Consumption

Geoff Beattie and Laura McGuire

Chapter 9 Behavioural Economics in Water Management

Ricardo Correia and Catarina Roseta-Palma1

Part III Looking Beyond the Individual Consumer: Socio-Cultural Explanations of Consumption

Chapter 11 Past and Present

Frank Trentmann

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