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Interview • 2017

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Entwicklung ist eine Fata Morgana

By: Matthias Schmelzer, Alberto Acosta

Interview mit Alberto Acosta, geführt von Matthias Schmelzer Spätestens seit Geflüchtete im Sommer 2015 das europäische Grenzregime vorübergehend aus den Angeln gehoben haben, ist die Beschäftigung mit Fluchtursachen zu einem politischen Dauerbrenner avanciert. Dabei wird die Diskussion vor allem von Seiten der Regierungen und der Rechten geführt, mit dem Ziel, Migration von vornherein zu ve...

Scientific paper • 2017

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Value, Growth, Development: South American Lessons for a New Ecopolitics

By: Eduardo Gudynas

KEYWORDS: Degrowth, ecosocialism, developmentalism, Buen Vivir

• 2017

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Imperiale Lebensweise

By: Ulrich Brand, Markus Wissen

Zur Ausbeutung von Mensch und Natur in Zeiten des globalen Kapitalismus Der Verlag: Haben wir die Zeiten des Imperialismus nicht längst hinter uns gelassen? Wenn man erwägt, in welchem Maße sich der Globale Norden nach wie vor an den ökologischen und sozialen Ressourcen des Globalen Südens bedient, rücken die Begriffe »Globaler Kapitalismus« und »Imperialismus« wieder näher zusammen. Unsere...

Scientific paper • 2017

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Degrowth and post-extractivism: two debates with suggestions for the inclusive development framework

By: Ulrich Brand, Tobias Boos, Alina Brad

Abstract: Two thrilling academic debates are taking place in different parts of the world. In Europe, the concept of degrowth is gaining in importance as a strategy to reorient societies and create well-being against the imperatives of capitalist growth. In Latin America, there is a post-extractivism or good living critique of the currently dominant development model of neo-extractivism. Only r...

Scientific paper • 2017

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Beyond (anti)utilitarianism: khat and alternatives to growth in northern Madagascar

By: Lisa L. Gezon

Keywords: Madagascar, khat, utilitarian, degrowth, economy, urban

Scientific paper • 2017

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Finding common ground: exploring synergies between degrowth and environmental justice in Chiapas, Mexico

By: Jonathan Otto

Key Words: Degrowth, environmental justice, contestation, Mexico

Scientific paper • 2017

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The unit of resilience: unbeckoned degrowth and the politics of (post)development in Peru and the Maldives

By: Eric Hirsch

Keywords: resilience, degrowth, climate change, Peru, Maldives

Scientific paper • 2017

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Degrowth: culture, power and change

By: Susan Paulson

Key words: degrowth, transition, climate change, socioecological systems

Presentation • 2016

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How to construct the alternative to capitalism? Discovering the commons in the environmental justice movements

By: Defne Gonenc

Environmental justice movements are taking place at an ever accelerating rate through out the world. Through mobilization of people with diverse societal backgrounds, race, ethnicity, age, gender and income levels, they not only challenge the existing state-society-economy spectrum but also contain important clues about an alternative to capitalism. As crisis vocabulary has become a chronic par...

Presentation • 2016

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The degrowth side of post-development (and vice versa)

By: Tzekou Eirini-Erifyli

Although it's been over 20 years since the first edition of "Development Dictionary" (Sachs, 1992), which marks the beginning of the debate on the end of the era of development and the transition to the age of post-development, and about 15 years since the emergence of the degrowth discourse as an activist slogan (Demaria et al, 2013), and despite the many similarities shared by the two discour...

Presentation • 2016

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Synergies between the degrowth movement and the global ecovillage network

By: Stella Veciana

The primary question of this analysis relates to specific key issues fostering actual and potential synergies between the degrowth and the ecovillage movement. As analysis frame, first some distinctive perspectives around de-growth are introduced on the basis of interviews with experts of the Global South and the Global North. More than reinforcing the criticism of growth societies and conceivi...

Presentation • 2016

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Degrowth Conference Budapest, 2016 - On degrowth in the South: The Case of India

By: Alex Jensen

A thorough and detailed overview of the socioeconomic situation in India and the extent to which the Degrowth discourse can be extended in countries beyond the Global North. The speaker explores the aftermath of the neoliberalization of India: from GDP and billionaires growth to the extreme wealth gap alongside increasing inequality, unemployment, extreme air pollution, fossil fuels consumption...

Scientific paper • 2016

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Economic modelling and Degrowth

By: Federico Demaria, Claudio Cattaneo, Simone D'Alessandro, Giovanni Bernardo, Ilaria Perissi

Degrowth calls for a sustainable downscaling of production and consumption, to enhance wellbeing and environmental sustainability. It is important, for the widespread acceptance of this aim, to show how and under which conditions sustainable degrowth can be achieved. In order to gain a broad political legitimacy, the social and environmental effects of no-growth policies need to be shown and c...

Scientific paper • 2016

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On Degrowth in the South: The Case of India

By: Alex Jensen

However much of a growing consensus there may be against continued economic growth in the global north, there is much less clarity about the topic when it comes to the global south. For many critics of northern growth, when it comes to the global south, the 'need' for continued economic growth is often taken as self-evident. Economic growth, it is assumed, is still needed to achieve justice, an...

Scientific paper • 2016

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What are the degrowth implications for long-distance trade?

By: Filka Sekulova

Degrowth has enjoyed an increasing attention in academia with more than 150 peer-reviewed publications over the last 8 years. Trade, however, remains a grey area. This article aims to explore the implications of degrowth for long-distance trade, using the multifaceted perspectives and disciplines which the term binds together. From a political ecology angle growth in the South has taken place a...

Presentation • 2016

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THUR_19h // Alliances between Global North and Global South

By: Ashish Kothari, Miriam Lang, Ulrich Brand, Edgardo Lander, Beatriz Rodrígues-Labajos

Panel discussion at the 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Budapest in 2016. Speakers: Miriam Lang, Edgardo Lander, Ashish Kothari, Beatriz Rodrígues-Labajos, Ulrich Brand Degrowth proposals are largely debated within and for the Global North. Despite strong dynamics and orientations towards economic growth and Western-style developm...

Report • 2016

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Post-Development

By: Daniel Bendix

Dies ist ein Beitrag zum Projekt Degrowth in Bewegung(en), in dem es um Post-Development geht. Info zum Projekt Degrowth in Bewegung(en): Degrowth ist nicht nur ein neues Label für eine Diskussion über Alternativen oder eine akademische Debatte, sondern auch eine im Entstehen begriffene soziale Bewegung. Trotz vieler Überschneidungen mit anderen sozialen Bewegungen gibt es sowohl bei diesen...

Scientific paper • 2016

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Biophysical limits of current debates on degrowth and the knowledge economy

By: Jesus Ramos-Martin

Keywords: Degrowth, knowledge, sustainability, complexity, societal metabolism

Interview • 2016

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Degrowth and the Global Movement for Environmental Justice

By: Federico Demaria, Joan Martinez Alier, Antonio Cerrillo

From the article: With the 5th International Degrowth Conference taking place next week Spanish Ecologists Professor Joan Martinez Alier and Federico Demaria - both working at the Environmental Science and Technology Institute (ICTA) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) - explain why we need a 'less is more' alternative economic model and how the burgeoning Global Environmental Justi...

Report • 2016

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Degrowth: a “bomb-word” comes of age

By: Rajni Bakshi

Report from the degrowth conference in Budapest 2016 from an Indian perspective. From the text: A decade after the term ‘degrowth’ was first deployed by a small group of European academics, it draws unconventional thinkers, not mainstream policy makers. The recent Degrowth Conference in Budapest made perpetual growth, not degrowth, seem utopian.