Flow/Fund Theory and Rural Livelihoods

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The concept of social metabolism and its relation with ecological distribution conflicts is a key theme in the work of Joan Martinez-Alier and the Barcelona school. It creates a bridge between the fields of ecological economics and political ecology. Following Georgescu-Roegen’s fund-flow theory of economic production, the present chapter has the objective to illustrate with a case study at the commodity frontier of the Andes-Amazon region in Peru, the relation between material flows and ecological distribution conflicts. The systemic and participatory approaches we have adopted can facilitate the prevention of social conflicts. Decision-makers should be aware of different perspectives hold by diverse social groups and their relation with the biophysical reality, and acknowledging them as part of social metabolism studies.
Idioma originalEspañol
Título de la publicación alojadaThe Barcelona School of Ecological Economics and Political Ecology
Número de páginas8
EstadoPublicada - 1 mar. 2023

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NombreThe Barcelona School of Ecological Economics and Political Ecology
ISSN (versión impresa)1389-6954

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