Political Economy. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS #1: POWER. What forces determine the characteristics of the forest industry? What factors motivate forest companies? Who has power over forestry in British Columbia? Why? What is the basis of power, how is power exerted?
Discussion Group Questions #2: Social Class.
Need for Adequate socioeconomic structure for its citizens (see O'Connor 1973).
Wages to Maintain
The “Treadmill of Production”.
The “Societal-Environmental Dialectic”. economic growth is valued, "ecological disruption is harmful to human society".
1. An “Economic” Synthesis.
2. A “Managed Scarcity” Synthesis.
3. An “Ecological” Synthesis.