Expanding economic perspectives for sustainability in urban water and sanitation

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dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Cynthia en_US
dc.contributor.author Willetts, Juliet en_US
dc.contributor.author Abeysuriya, Kumi en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-23T00:37:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-23T00:37:47Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007002032 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Abeysuriya Kumudini, Mitchell Cynthia, and Willetts Juliet 2008, 'Expanding economic perspectives for sustainability in urban water and sanitation', Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of Society for International Development (SID), vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 23-29. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1011-6370 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17352
dc.description.abstract The economic principles and tools that are commonly applied to recover costs for urban water and sanitation arise from the dominant perspective of neo-classical economics, with its emphasis on 'full cost pricing' based on the 'user pays' principle. Kumudini Abeysuriya, Cynthia Mitchell and Juliet Willetts examine two other qualitatively different economic perspectives to demonstrate how they lead to different approaches: ecological economics takes a more holistic approach explicitly committed to sustainability, while Buddhist economics brings ethics to the fore and opens the possibility for cooperation between the various actors in creating solutions to benefit individuals, society and the environment. We propose a set of interconnected guiding principles based on an expanded economic perspective that integrates all three perspectives, to enable water and sanitation services for developing countries to align with sustainability en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of Society for International Development (SID) en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1100442 en_US
dc.rights This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Development (2008) 51, 23–29. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100442 The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1100442 en_US
dc.title Expanding economic perspectives for sustainability in urban water and sanitation en_US
dc.parent Development en_US
dc.journal.volume 51 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Basingstoke, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 29 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160800 en_US
dc.personcode 995362 en_US
dc.personcode 010821 en_US
dc.personcode 020106 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition Water for People en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords ecological economics; holistic perspective; sustainability; Buddhist economics; Schumacher; global ecosystems en_US
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dc.staffid 020106 en_US


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