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is referred to as both a
field of academic research that aims to address the interdependence and
s over time and space. It is distinguished from
, which is the
analysis of the environment, by its treatment of the economy as a subsystem of the ecosystem and its emphasis upon preserving
. One survey of German economists found that ecological and environmental economics are different
schools of economic thought
, with ecological economists emphasizing "strong"
and rejecting the proposition that natural capital can be substituted by human-made capital.
Ecological economics was founded as a modern movement in the works of and interactions between various European and American academics (see the section on history and development below). The related field of
is, in general, a more politically applied form of the subject.
According to ecological economist Malte Faber, ecological economics is defined by its focus on nature, justice, and time. Issues of
of environmental change,
of long-term outcomes, and
guide ecological economic analysis and valuation. Ecological economists have questioned fundamental mainstream economic approaches such as
, and the separability of economic values from scientific research, contending that economics is unavoidably
(empirical). Positional analysis, which attempts to incorporate time and justice issues, is proposed as an alternative.
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