University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Two New Books by Gund Fellow Eric Zencey

Gund Fellow Eric Zencey released two books this week, Greening Vermont:  Toward a Sustainable State, with coauthor Elizabeth Courtney, and The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy.

Greening Vermont tells the story of the past 50 years of the Vermont environmental movement, against the backdrop of the enormous changes that swept into the state with the arrival of the modern hydrocarbon economy in the form of the Interstate Highway.  The book examines:  how, when, and in what ways the Vermont environmental movement gave the state a leg up on the challenging task of achieving a sustainable balance between culture and nature.   

The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy is a counter argument to Friedrich Hayek’s neoconservative contention that large-scale economic planning inevitably leads to totalitarianism. In The Other Road Zencey identifies the key elements of “infinite planet” thinking that underlies our economy and our politics—and presents an alternative vision to neoconservative economic and political theory. Congratulations Eric and Elizabeth!