Title: The uneven regional pattern of ecological capital in Indonesia: a political economy perspective

Authors: Bhimo Rizky Samudro; Harry Bloch; Ruhul Salim

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia ' School Economics and Finance, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia ' School Economics and Finance, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

Abstract: This study investigates the regional pattern of ecological capital in Indonesia through the principles of political economy. In this discourse, the gap between biocapacity and ecological footprint at the regional level (provinces) indicates the difficulties of environmental sustainability. Unevenness in ecological capital patterns occurs in Indonesian provinces as the gap between biocapacity and ecological footprint is heterogeneous. To demonstrate the causes of this unevenness, the regional pattern of ecological capital is scrutinised using the principle of hegemony, the principle of Circular and Cumulative Causation (CCC) and principle of contradiction.

Keywords: political economy; ecological capital; uneven development; regional development; Indonesia; environmental sustainability; provinces; biocapacity; ecological footprint; hegemony; circular and cumulative causation; CCC; contradiction; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGE.2015.075200

International Journal of Green Economics, 2015 Vol.9 No.3/4, pp.258 - 272

Available online: 07 Mar 2016 *

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