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• 2022

Post-Growth Planning: Cities Beyond the Market Economy

By: Federico Savini, António Ferreira, Kim Carlotta von Schönfeld

This book draws on a wide range of conceptual and empirical materials to identify and examine planning and policy approaches that move beyond the imperative of perpetual economic growth. It sketches out a path towards planning theories and practices that can break the cyclical process of urban expansion, crises, and recovery that negatively affect ecosystems and human lives.

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - A legal approach to beyond GDP indicators: possibilities and limits

By: Norman Vander Putten

Presentation [part of the standard session "Institutional Change 1"] How can law contribute to the use of indicators that measure progress in an alternative manner? What are the limits thereof? This session will explore legal definitions and operationalizations of “beyond Gross Domestic Product” metrics by examining concrete existing legislation. Presenters: Norman Vander Putten (Universi...

• 2020


The lens of ecological law: a look at mining

By: Carla Sbert

Containing an in-depth study of the emerging theory and core of ecological law, this book insightfully proposes a 'lens of ecological law' through which the disparity between current laws and ecological law can be assessed. The lens consists of three principles: ecocentrism, ecological primacy and ecological justice. These principles are used within the book to explore and analyse the challenge...

Study • 2019

L'entreprise sobre : essai sur un concept juridique émergent

By: Valentin Baudouin

L’entreprise est une liberté ambigüe, elle est autant un facteur de progrès que de risque. La crise écologique actuelle conduit les entreprises à prendre conscience des effets de leurs activités sur la société dans son ensemble et l’environnement. Pressées par de nouvelles normes sociales de la société civile, les entreprises sont amenées à modifier leur comportement, notamment à travers une dé...

Scientific paper • 2019

From sustainability to sobriety

By: Valentin Baudouin

Considering the current ecological crisis, the concept of sustainable development, or ‘sustainability’ appears to have failed to meet the goals laid out by its authors at the 1992 Earth Summit of Rio de Janeiro. Sustainable development was originally perceived as the torchbearer of a new project, a new hope of protecting humanity’s general interest, a ‘magic formula meant to reconcile free trad...

• 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Alternative territorialities for black peoples in Colombia: a reading of the post-development approach

By: Yeny Rodríguez Junco

Esta presentación explica el concepto de 'territorio' de las comunidades negras del Pacífico colombiano y su interpretación judicial como alternative descolonizadora del modelo de desarrollo.

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...

Scientific paper • 2017


Trees and springs as social property: a perspective on degrowth and redistributive democracy from a Brazilian squatter community

By: Jonathan DeVore

Key Words: degrowth; redistributive democracy; squatters; agroforests; water resources; property rights; private property; commoning; cacao zone; Atlantic Forest; Brazil

• 2016


Willkommen bei der Erdbeerernte! Ihr Mindestlohn beträgt.... - Gewerkschaftliche Organisierung in der migrantischen Landarbeit: ein internationaler Vergleich

By: Sezonieri

"Wir bekommen Lohnzettel, wo alles richtig draufsteht. Der Lohn wird jeden Monat am gleichen Tag auf unser Konto überwiesen. Und wenn wir Überstunden leisten, dann werden die ausbezahlt." Was nach "ganz normalem" Lohnarbeitsverhältnis klingen könnte, ist hart erkämpftes Terrain: Nach wie vor ist die landwirtschaftliche Lohnarbeit eine der prekärsten Branchen. Bezahlung weit unter Kollektivve...

Scientific paper • 2016


Sufficiency, degrowth and sustainable consumption

By: Joachim Spangenberg

Keywords: Sustainable consumption, sufficiency, Great Transformation, satisfiers and needs, good life, labour, design, human rights Sustainable Consumption Transitions Series Issue 6, 25

• 2015


Food sovereignty and solidarity economy

By: Andrea Ferrante, Ludwig Rumetshofer, Paula Gioia, Paula Gioia, Jocelyn Parot, Judith Hitchman, Jenny Gkiugki, Elizabeth Ritsch-Meyer, Isa Alvarez

Video of the forum "Food sovereignty and solidarity economy" from the Solikon-Congress for Solidarity-based Economy and Transformation 2015 in Berlin. From the program: What are the key manifestations and criteria? What are the areas that are shared, and how can they be strengthened? This forum will bring together practitioners, both producers and consumers interested in how food as a human...

Interview • 2015


Klimacamp trifft Degrowth - Nicht auf Kosten der eigenen Strategie ... Aktivistin Maria im Gespräch

By: Schattenblick, Maria

Interview mit Aktivistin Maria im Rahmen des Klimacamps und der Degrowth-Sommerschule im Rheinischen Braunkohlerevier 2015. Aus dem Interview: Die vom Klimacamp und der Degrowth-Sommerschule im Rheinischen Braunkohlerevier ausgehende Besetzung des Tagebaus Garzweiler hat die von den deutschen Leitmedien lange ausgeblendete Problematik der Braunkohleförderung und -verstromung auf spektakuläre...

Presentation • 2014


Free Trade – a barrier for degrowth?

By: Filka Sekulova, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Lutz Weischner, Alexandra Strickner

Panel discussion at the the 4th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Leipzig in 2014. Speakers: Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Lutz Weischner, Filka Sekulova Facilitation: Alexandra Strickner From the conference programme: International free trade regimes and neoliberal trading rules (NAFTA, TTIP, WTO) are a central obstacle for a development towards ...

Position paper • 2014


Children and Degrowth

By: Silvia Hable, Christiane Richard-Elstner

This media entry is a stirring paper of the Group Assembly Process (GAP) at the Degrowth Conference in Leipzig in 2014. This paper belongs the group Childhood.

Scientific paper • 2014



By: Caroline Ruschel

Rule of Law; Law of Time; Transdisciplinarity; Planetary Citizenship

Scientific paper • 2014


Commons, Social Choice and Welfare: the limits of private Property Rights system.

By: Alain Herscovici

Commons, Social Choice, Property Rights

Scientific paper • 2014


Choosing between Blue Growth and Degrowth and the need to reclaim the right to the sea

By: Maria Hadjimichael

marine governance; neoliberalization; coastal communities; rights

Scientific paper • 2014


Phosphorus Governance for Sustainability

By: Felix Ekardt

Abstract: This article broaches the legal treatment of the non-substitutable nutrient phosphorus, which is indispensable for life. We not only address the case of a highly important resource problem that has hitherto received little attention in the political discourse, but also focus on the excessive and wasteful entry of phosphorus in the environment. It is the sum of multiple minor actions o...

Scientific paper • 2014


State- prescribed (re)productivity? The Philippine Legislation on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Crisis

By: Janina Dannenberg

Abstract: (Re) productivity transports a concept of sustainable society where boundaries between different forms of work and productivity are subject to annulment. In the Philippines, the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act recognizes the right to collective ownership of land and considers a broad variety of economic, social and cultural land uses. Even if not titled the same, the concept of (re)prod...