Andrew, Jane L., 2005, The accounting craft and the environmental crisis: reconsidering environmental ethics, in W. N. Funnell & R. B. Williams (eds.), Critical and Historical Studies in Accounting, Sydney: Pearson, 331-355.
If the purpose of environmental accounting research is to develop, suggest and analyse ways out of the environmental crisis, then it is fundamental that the ethical positions informing our research are developed and explored fully before we make choices about the path and direction of our own work. This paper reviews two alternative approaches to environmental ethics, namely, radical ecology (of which deep ecology, social ecology and eco-feminism are regarded as sub-divisions) and the emerging area of postmodem environmentalism. The aim is to encourage environmental accounting researchers to consider and explicitly state the ethical position adopted within their work.