Rodger Publishes Chapter on Environmental Energy Strategy

Posted on 11/14/2017 10:02:48 AM

James Rodger teamed with co-author James George to produce “Environmental Energy Strategy: An Induced Linguistic Ordered Weighted Averaging Approach to a Sustainable Economy,” chapter four in an edited book of 10 chapters that addresses how to improve the international political economy.

The new book is “International Political Economy: Facing Global Challenges,” edited by Jonathan Westover, Common Ground Publishing.

Rodger explains, “In today’s environment of global economic recession, nations are searching for economic development strategies. The capitalist notion of the ever-expanding economy is challenged by such factors as the world’s 8 billion inhabitants, air pollution and global warming, water pollution, insufficient water to support and sustain populations, dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels, and unmitigated risk in the use of nuclear power.

“We propose a sustainable economic model that preserves the positive dynamics of capitalism while improving collaboration between government and industry to optimize return on national, regional, and local resources. Our induced linguistic ordered weighted averaging approach aims to preserve the best qualities of free enterprise and market-driven regulation while addressing systemic weaknesses inherent to capitalism.”

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology