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• 2018


From degrowth to de-globalisation

By: Samuel Decker

Introduction: THE rise of far-right globalisation criticism requires a new role for the degrowth movement. ‘Progressive de-globalisation’ could be the counter-project that is urgently needed. After the German and Austrian elections, it becomes clear once more that the rise of the new far-right is not a temporary phenomenon. Neither the difficult Brexit negotiations nor the missteps of Donald T...

Scientific paper • 2018


The Prerequisites for a Degrowth Paradigm Shift: Insights from Critical Political Economy

By: Hubert Buch-Hansen

Keywords: Crisis, Critical political economy, Institutional change, Degrowth, Paradigm shift, Political projects

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Blue degrowth and environmental justice on the oceans

By: Irmak Ertör

How can we use degrowth ideas and the global movement for environmental justice to engage with the politics of the sea?

• 2018


Anarchismus - zur Einführung

By: Daniel Loick

Der Begriff »Anarchismus« leitet sich vom griechischen an-archia, Nicht-Herrschaft, ab und bezeichnet die Idee einer Gesellschaft ohne Staat, Klassen oder sonstige Unterdrückungs- und Ausbeutungsformen. Anarchismus ist aber nicht nur eine Idee, sondern auch eine Praxis: politischer Kampf um Emanzipation und ein Versuch, die Idee der Selbstorganisation und Solidarität praktisch werden zu lassen....

• 2018


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.

• 2018


The rise - and future - of the degrowth movement

By: Federico Demaria

A decade after the first international 'degrowth' conference, FEDERICO DEMARIA charts the evolution of the term from a provocative activist slogan to what he says is now an academic concept taking hold with policymakers

• 2018


Tourism and Degrowth: Impossibility Theorem or Path to Post-Capitalism?

By: Robert Fletcher, Asunción Blanco-Romero, Macià Blázquez-Salom, Ivan Murray

Introduction: “Touristification” of cities is increasingly met by discontent of local communities deprived of their places: overtourism is a real issue and we must face the challenge of rethinking and remaking one of the world’s biggest industries. The time has come to start talking seriously about how to bring tourism and degrowth together

• 2018


Fabian Scheidler, Harald Schumann im Grips Theater: Chaos. Das neue Zeitalter der Revolutionen

By: Fabian Scheidler, Harald Schumann

Mit: Fabian Scheidler, Autor ("Das Ende der Megamaschine. Geschichte einer scheiternden Zivilisation", "Chaos. Das neue Zeitalter der Revolutionen" (www.revolutionen.org)) und Harald Schumann, Journalist beim Tagesspiegel und bei "Investigate Europe", Buchautor ("Die Globaliserungsfalle", "Der globale Countdown"), Autor der Arte-Filme "Staatsgeheimnis Bankenrettung", "Troika: Macht ohne Kon...

Presentation • 2018

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Post-Growth Conference, Brussels 2018 – Workshop Taxation

By: Tove Maria Ryding, Sol Piciotto, Richard Murphy, Philip Kerfs

Chair: Elly Schlein, MEP (S&D) Panellists: Tove Maria Ryding (Tax Justice Coordinator at the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad)), Sol Piciotto (Emeritus Professor of law of Lancaster University, Member of the Advisory Group of the International Centre for Tax and Development), Richard Murphy (Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University, Londo...

Report • 2018


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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movum - Heft 19: Gesundheit

By: Michael Müller, Jörg Sommer, Angelika Claußen, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, Franz Daschner, Pamela Dörhöfer, Maria Finckh, Susanne Götze, Verena Kern, Jörg Staude, Alexandra Schneider, Susanne Schwarz

Heft 19 des Magazins movum zum Thema Gesundheit. Kurzbeschreibung: Die Umweltschäden holen die Menschen ein. Ohne Umweltpolitik kommt Gesundheitspolitik nicht mehr aus. Deshalb braucht es jetzt ein Bündnis. Das Heft als PDF. Die Infografik als PDF.

• 2018


The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice

By: Ryan Holifield, Jayajit Chakraborty, Gordon Walker

Description: The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice presents an extensive and cutting-edge introduction to the diverse, rapidly growing body of research on pressing issues of environmental justice and injustice. With wide-ranging discussion of current debates, controversies, and questions in the history, theory, and methods of environmental justice research, contributed by over 90 lea...

• 2018


This is not an atlas: a global collection of counter-cartographies

By: kollektiv orangotango+

"Maps articulate statements that are shaped by social relations, discourses and practices, but these statements also influence them in turn. Hence, maps (and atlases) are always political. "In this interplay between facts and perception, the cartographer is both witness and actor. [...] In order to create, or, more accurately: to invent, "his worlds", he finally arrives at a subtle mixture of t...

• 2017


Gouverner la décroissance - Politiques de l'anthropocène III

By: Dir. Agnès Sinaï, Mathilde Szuba

La décroissance peut-elle devenir un modèle politique alternatif et réaliste ? Face au risque d'effondrement qui pèse sur nos sociétés industrielles, cet ouvrage défend de nouvelles voies fondées sur la tempérance et le ralentissement : instauration d'un revenu de transition écologique, adossement de la création monétaire aux limites de la planète, rationnement équitable des énergies fossile...

Scientific paper • 2017


Two Contrasting Scenarios for a Zero-Emission Future in a High-Consumption Society

By: Carlo Aall, Jin Xue, Hans Jakob Walnum, Petter Næss

Keywords: ecological modernisation; degrowth; zero-emission society; scenario

• 2017


De-growth is feasible: people want a new economy

By: Jason Hickel

A blog post by Jason Hickel which is the fourth part of a discussion between him and Branko Milanovic. Chronology of the discussion Original blog post by Branko Milanovic "The illusion of “degrowth” in a poor and unequal world" First reply by Jason Hickel "Why Branko Milanovic is wrong about de-growth" Reply by Branko Milanovic "The illusion of degrowth: Part II" Second Reply by Jason Hi...

• 2017


Ethischer Welthandel: Eine Alternative zu Freihandel und Protektionismus

By: Christian Felber

Author zum Buch: Die Krise der internationalen Handelspolitik ist eine Chance, das aktuelle System aus WTO, bilateralen Investitionsschutz- und Freihandelsabkommen (BITs) und Handelsschiedsgerichten (z. B. ICSID) grundlegend zu überdenken. Christian Felber entzaubert in seinem neuen Buch die „Freihandelsreligion“ und schlägt eine vollständige und kohärente Alternative vor. Ethischer Welthandel ...

Scientific paper • 2017


Wicked Dilemmas of Scale and Complexity in the Politics of Degrowth

By: Stephen Quilley, Kaitlin Kish

Highlights • Entanglement of socio-ecological systems is described from a historical perspective. • Entanglement of traditional growth economics, the sanctity of the sovereign individual and complexity is analysed. • We present five cherished norms and dimensions of progressive modernity and how limiting growth economic may change them. First Page Preview

• 2017


Postgrowth and Wellbeing - Challenges to Sustainable Welfare

By: Max Koch, Milena Büchs

The publisher: This book presents a detailed and critical discussion about how human wellbeing can be maintained and improved in a postgrowth era. It highlights the close links between economic growth, market capitalism, and the welfare state demonstrating that, in many ways, wellbeing outcomes currently depend on the growth paradigm. Here the authors argue that notions of basic human needs des...