Choice of index determines the relationship between corruption and environmental sustainability

Ewers, R.M. and Smith, R.J. (2007) Choice of index determines the relationship between corruption and environmental sustainability. Ecology and Society, 12 (1). Article Number r2. ISSN 1708-3087 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) was recently used to investigate links between sustainability and corruption. Here, we show that the ESI contradicts another widely used index of environmental sustainability, the Ecological Footprint (EF), with the result that the most sustainable nations under the ESI are the least sustainable under the EF. Consequently, opposite conclusions can be drawn from investigations into the causes of environmental sustainability, depending on which index is used.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: 188FM Times Cited:0 Cited References Count:17
Uncontrolled keywords: corruption perception index; ecological footprint; environmental sustainability index; ESI; GDP; gross domestic product
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2008 09:42
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2833 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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