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Thomas Reuter

Reuter, Thomas

Reuter, Thomas

Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia; Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science

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Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia; Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science

Thomas Reuter is a Professor at the Asia Institute of The University of Melbourne. After obtaining his PhD from ANU in 1997, he taught at Heidelberg University, held post-doctoral and QElI Fellowships at Melbourne, and a Research Fellowship at Monash University. He was President of the Australian Anthropological Association (2002-2005) and served as chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations. He is currently Senior Vice-President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, a member of the advisory board of Future Earth (Asia) and on the executive of the International Social Science Council.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Principles of Sustainable Economy: An Anthropologist’s Perspective   ( Economy & Ecology ), ( New Economics ), ( Sustainable Development )
Abstract Contemporary economies must undergo a transformation to sustainability if we are to avoid a descent into ecological and socio-political crises of ever escalating severity. In order to achieve such a major reform, principles consistent with sustainable ecosystems and social systems need to be identified and applied systematically. What are these principles in their most fundamental form, how can they become widely accepted, and how can they be applied? To answer these three questions,...