Resources

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    Abstract

    Living in a finite world means choices have to be made as to how to utilise natural resources. Are they to be taken in the short term, trusting to science to find other raw materials when these are required? Are resources to be husbanded for future generations or used primarily for this generation? How are resources to be distributed within a particular generation or forthe benefit of generations as yet unborn (and how far into the future should these calculations be made)? Are certain resources to be conserved so that they may be preserved for all? How should renewable as opposed to non-renewable resources be treated? Are resources just for the use of humans or should humans consider their impact on the rights of other non-human species?

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook on International Political Economy
    EditorsRalph Pettman
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
    Pages343 - 374
    Number of pages32
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9789814366984
    ISBN (Print)9814366978, 9789814366977
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Nagtzaam, G. J. (2012). Resources. In R. Pettman (Ed.), Handbook on International Political Economy (1st ed., pp. 343 - 374). World Scientific Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814366984_0021