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Presentation • 2018

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Post-Growth Conference, Brussels 2018 - Workshop Economic Models

By: Simone d'Alessandro, Daniel Mügge, Bjorn Döhring, Arthur Turrell, Nicole Dewandre

Chair: Alojz Peterle, MEP (EPP) Panellists: Simone d’Alessandro (University of Pisa), Daniel Mügge (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Professor of Political Arithmetic), Bjorn Döhring (European Commission, Head of Unit for Economic situation, forecasts, business and consumer surveys), Arthur Turrell (Co-Author of “An Interdisciplinary Model for Macroeconomics” (Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Jan....

• 2018

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A economia contra os limites da Terra: o decrescimento sustentável é a solução

By: Ana Poças Ribeiro

Limitar salários é uma forma de reduzir desigualdades, de reduzir consumo insustentável e especulação e de repensar a sociedade. O que é preciso para uma vida digna e que nos preencha? (Da autora)

• 2018

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Freie Geister

By: Ursula K. Le Guin

Der große utopische Science-Fiction-Klassiker in kongenialer Neuübersetzung. Ursula K. LeGuins ›Freie Geister‹ ist eine der bedeutendsten Utopien des 20. Jahrhunderts, in der die Systemfrage – Kommunismus, Kapitalismus oder Anarchismus? – mit aller Deutlichkeit gestellt wird. Ältere Ausgaben sind unter den Titeln ›Planet der Habenichtse‹ und ›Die Enteigneten‹ erschienen. Der einzige Ort a...

Report • 2018

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Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

By: Riccardo Mastini, Friends of the Earth Europe

“Sufficiency: moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency” suggests introducing hard limitations to unsustainable trends—in particular to overconsumption—and putting emphasis on distributional justice. Seven chapters written by sustainability and economics experts plus a foreword by Janez Potočnik (Co-chair of the International Resource Panel and former European Commissioner for the Environment)...

• 2018

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Work in a World Without Growth

By: Riccardo Mastini

A fixation with growth in economics has seen GDP increase in proportion to environmental damage. As planetary limits draw ever closer and are even being surpassed, such a model cannot be sustained. Riccardo Mastini explains how a job guarantee could open up the way to a sustainable economic model.

Interview • 2018

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Paech: "Wir sollten nur 20 Stunden arbeiten"

By: Nico Paech

Einleitung: Niko Paech propagiert ein Wirtschaftssystem, das zur Versorgung des menschlichen Bedarfs nicht auf Wachstum angewiesen ist. Im DW-Gespräch erläutert der Ökonom die Vorteile für Mensch und Umwelt.

Scientific paper • 2018

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The Monetized Economy Versus Care and the Environment: Degrowth Perspectives On Reconciling an Antagonism

By: Corinna Dengler, Birte Strunk

Degrowth, gender inequality, sustainability, work sharing, gender working time equality, caring economy

• 2017

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Conversations on Degrowth: Exploring the Slow Movement

By: Lyudmyla Khrenova, Zhanara Yessenova, Riya Raphael

Information about the project: In this conversational blog, we seek to explore slow movement in order to gain insight, challenge some of the norms and enjoy a conversation over tea! We aim to link degrowth and “slow” and explore whether slow could be compatible with degrowth and in what way.

Scientific paper • 2017

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The Labor(s) of Degrowth

By: Stefania Barca

KEYWORDS: Degrowth, labor, alienation, ecofeminist political economy

• 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...

• 2017

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The labor(s) of degrowth

By: Stefania Barca

Teaser on entitle.org: In the first post of the Ecology after capitalism series, Stefania Barca argues that degrowth has potential to facilitate the discussion and practice of an emancipatory ecological class-consciousness, provided it engages with the centrality of work and class in the transition to a post-carbon and post-capitalist paradigm.

Scientific paper • 2017

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Radical dematerialization and degrowth

By: Giorgos Kallis

Keywords: degrowth, dematerialization, decarbonization

Scientific paper • 2017

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Work ethic and degrowth in a changing Atlantic Canada

By: Karen Foster

Keywords: Degrowth, employment, work, work ethic, sociology, anthropology, rural

Scientific paper • 2017

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Change put to work. A degrowth perspective on unsustainable work, postwork alternatives and politics

By: Maja Hoffmann

keywords: unsustainability, critique of work, postwork alternatives, politics, degrowth, sustainability science

Scientific paper • 2017

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The Monetized Economy Versus Care and the Environment: Degrowth Perspectives On Reconciling an Antagonism

By: Corinna Dengler, Birte Strunk

KEYWORDS: Degrowth, gender inequality, sustainability, work sharing, gender working time equality, caring economy

Presentation • 2016

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Degrowth Conference Budapest, 2016 - Economic values, capital accumulation and degrowth

By: Mikael Malmaeus

Presentation by Mikael Malmaeus Historically, value theories used to be at the heart of critiques of capitalism. However, contemporary economists rarely focus on value theories, and the labor theory of value has not been discussed in relation to macroeconomic growth or in the context of degrowth. In this article it is theoretically and empirically demonstrated that economic values at the macro...

Presentation • 2016

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Degrowth Conference Budapest, 2016 - An understanding of materialistic values in post-socialist Europe. Exploring demographic determinants and implications for working patterns

By: Saamah Abdallah

Presentation by Saamah Abdallah Degrowth is a post-materialist movement, which places value on the biosphere, human wellbeing, and justice, above and beyond the possession of material goods (Degrowth Declaration, 2008). And yet surveys suggest that levels of materialism are higher in post-socialist countries than in Western European countries (Kyvelidis, 2001). In the sixth round of the Euro...

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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Environmental selves and alternative meanings of work

By: Kristoffer Wilén

Our article is based on interviews with 20 self-declared environmentally conscious individuals, and by drawing on theories of performativity (Judith Butler), we have studied the ways in which questions of work and working life are negotiated within the formation of green selves (identities). We believe that our findings are relevant for understanding how environmental concerns generate reflecti...

Scientific paper • 2016

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Learning from degrowth ideas of work and income

By: Tuuli Hirvilammi, Ingo Stamm, Aila - Leena Matthies, Kati Närhi

Work sharing, work time reduction, basic income and job guarantee are often referred ideas in degrowth-literature as alternatives to present models of work and income. Also various grassroots innovations, such as local organic food networks or community currencies are examples in which people are already developing production and consumption structures based on community empowerment and wellbei...