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About Nathan Barlow

He is a PhD candidate at the MLGD Institute at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). His research areas and interests are degrowth, strategies for social ecological transformation, and understanding how related movements are taking shape on both sides of the Atlantic. He is active in Degrowth Vienna and is currently editing a collected volume on Degrowth & Strategy.

Blog • 03.10.2018

Beyond visions and projects: the need for a debate on strategy in the degrowth movement

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By: Joe Herbert, Nathan Barlow, Iris Frey, Christoph Ambach, Pietro Cigna

Degrowth: lost in plurality? There seems to exist a gap in the degrowth discourse around the question of how to move towards a degrowth society. This brings to our attention an important concept - that of strategy. Here, we will use the word ‘strategy’ to refer to how the ends (i.e. a degrowth society) is achieved by the means. Having spent a number of years probing into the degrowth discour...

Blog • 09.01.2019

A blog series on strategy in the degrowth movement

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By: Nathan Barlow

My colleagues and I wrote an initial blog post arguing that the question of strategy has received too little attention in the degrowth movement, and by degrowth scholars. Further, we observed that the discourse on strategy in degrowth was excessively plural, being open to all strategies in all contexts, rather than considering case-appropriateness (spatially, temporally, sectorally etc.). Th...

Blog • 20.03.2019

Multiple perspectives on the March 15th, Global Climate Strike in Vienna

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By: Nathan Barlow, Colleen Schneider, Nikolai Weber, and Frederik Amann

On March 15th 2019 a global climate strike organized by Fridays for Future took place in over 100 countries around the world, mobilizing over 1 million students to the streets. We asked 3 people from Vienna involved in different streams of the Austrian climate justice movement to share their perspectives on the event. 1) Organization and planning of the Strike by Colleen Schneider In Janu...

Blog • 21.03.2019

Multiple Perspektiven des Weltklimastreiks in Wien am 15. März 2019

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By: Nathan Barlow, Colleen Schneider, Nikolai Weber, und Frederik Amann

Am 15. März 2019 fand in über 100 Ländern der Erde ein von "Fridays for Future" organisiert Klima-Streik statt, bei dem über eine Millionen Schüler_innen auf die Straßen gingen. Wir haben drei Personen aus Wien, die verschiedenen Strömungen der Klimagerechtigkeitsbewegung angehören, gefragt, was sie zu dem Streik sagen. 1) Organisation und Planung des Weltklimastreiks von Colleen Schneider...

Blog • 23.04.2019

Transformative economics on both sides of the Atlantic – Comparing the new economy movement and degrowth movement

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By: Nathan Barlow

Two movements have emerged on either side of the Atlantic with the aim of transforming the economy in the U.S. and Europe –the new economy movement and the degrowth movement respectively. Both movements gained momentum after the financial crisis, and have since flourished nascent social movements composed of practitioners, academics, and activists loosely organized through informal networks and...

Blog • 06.11.2019

Strategies for social-ecological transformation

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By: Nathan Barlow

Reflections on organising next year's degrowth conference, which will explore strategies for social and ecological transformation. I headed to Barcelona last year with a friend to attend the two week degrowth summer school, a rite of passage in the degrowth community. It takes place at the intellectual center of degrowth, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and at a degrowt...