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• 2020

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Degrowth in Movement(s): Exploring Pathways for Transformation

By: Nina Treu, Matthias Schmelzer, Corinna Bukhart

A dictionary of social movements and alternatives for a future beyond economic growth, capitalism, and domination. Degrowth is an emerging social movement that overlaps with proposals for systemic change such as anti-globalization and climate justice, commons and transition towns, basic income and Buen Vivir. Degrowth in Movement(s) reflects on the current situation of social movements aimin...

• 2020

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How ‘Degrowth’ Pushes Climate and Well-Being Over GDP

By: Akshat Rathi

"In recent years, a group of economists, ecologists, and anthropologists has gained attention for trying to overturn a core tenet of economic policy — that growth is good for everyone. Known as the “degrowth” movement, these scholars suggest a reframing of humanity’s goals along ecological lines to address the climate crisis, along with a reconsideration of using gross domestic product as a met...

Report • 2020

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How Private-Equity Firms Squeeze Hospital Patients for Profits

By: Sheelah Kolhatkar

One of the risks of not providing an universal Health Care system is not just related to the threat  represented to life itself. Debt and despair can be easily taken advantage of and the article encloses how this dispossession process of hospital patients is all possible in the current financial system and kept legal by the same government.

Scientific paper • 2020

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A degrowth perspective on the coronavirus crisis

By: Constanza Hepp, Joëlle Saey-Volckrick, Joe Herbert, Nathan Barlow, Nick von Andrian, Andro Rilović, Jacob Smessaert

This letter will consider three points in detail: first, how the COVID-19 crisis is by no means degrowth; second, how COVID-19 shows that degrowth is needed; and finally, why COVID-19 indicates the potential for a degrowth transformation. Visions for Sustainability, vol. 14, december 2020

• 2019

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A Ideologia do Decrescimento

By: Arminda Sousa Deusdado

Episódio do magazine semanal Biosfera, que marca a agenda ambiental portuguesa "Vivemos a era da obsessão do crescimento económico infinito. Mas o planeta já está em sobrecarga. Aonde iremos buscar os minerais, água, solo e energia para sustentar uma sociedade que quer sempre mais? A ideologia do decrescimento apresenta-se como alternativa e quer reformular a economia de forma a não explorar...

Presentation • 2018

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Klimagerechtigkeit erklärt in Leichter Sprache

By: ecapio

Was bedeutet Klimagerechtigkeit? In diesem Film erklären wir den Begriff „Klimagerechtigkeit“ in Leichter Sprache. Leichte Sprache richtet sich an Menschen, die Standardsprache nicht oder nur mit Mühe verstehen. Im Film werden die Begriffe Klimawandel, Globaler Norden, Globaler Süden und Klimagerechtigkeit leicht verständlich erklärt. Dabei skizzieren wir die Zusammenhänge zwischen Industri...

• 2018

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Para construir estrada, governo de Nairóbi destrói comunidade com 2 mil pessoas

By: Amélia Gonzalez

A autora discute o mito do progresso problematizando uma reportagem do jornal britânico The Guardian sobre a construção de uma rodovia em Nairóbi, no Quênia. Ela aponta o paradoxo entre o crescimento do Produto Interno Bruto e da pobreza extrema no país, assim como a adoção de soluções petróleo-dependentes que geram a destruição de casas e desalojamentos para os problemas de tráfego urbano.

• 2018

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Degrowth

By: Giorgos Kallis

The publisher: Giorgos Kallis provides a clear and succinct guide to the central ideas of degrowth theory and explores what it would take for an economy to transition to a position that enables it to prosper without growth. The book examines how mainstream conceptualizations of the economy are challenged by degrowth theory and how degrowth draws on a multifaceted network of ideas across discipl...

Interview • 2018

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Corrente busca modelos alternativos ao crescimento econômico ilimitado

By: Ignacio Amigo

No chamado “decrescimento”, o bem-estar humano não está atrelado à necessidade permanente de crescimento. (Do autor) Entrevista com Gabriel Trettel Silva e Sylmara Lopes a respeito de pesquisa de mestrado sobre decrescimento e os países do chamado Sul global.

Scientific paper • 2018

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Decrescimento. Uma perspectiva de esquerda sobre as crises socioambientais (I)

By: Luiz Marques

Do autor: "Este é o primeiro de uma série de seis artigos sobre as crises socioambientais contemporâneas e suas possíveis soluções ou mitigações numa perspectiva de decrescimento administrado. Essa perspectiva afigura-se hoje como a mais consequente, talvez a única efetiva para uma sociedade viável."  

• 2018

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movum - Heft 20: Kohleausstieg

By: Peter Hennicke, Damian Ludewig, Ottmar Edenhofer, , Susanne Götze, Jörg Staude, Susanne Schwarz, Svenja Schulze, Michael Vassiliadis, Jennifer Morgan, Christoph Zöpel, Manfred Fischedick, Patrick Graichen, Friederike Maier, Joachim Wille

Heft 20 des Magazins movum zum Thema Kohleausstieg. Kurzbeschreibung: Die Politik hat sich jahrelang vor der Auseinandersetzung um den notwendigen Ausstieg aus der Kohleverstromung gedrückt. Jetzt muss es schnell gehen. Das Heft als PDF Die Infografik als PDF

• 2018

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Doughnut Economics

By: Kate Raworth

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist Economics is broken, and the planet is paying the price. Unforeseen financial crises. Extreme wealth inequality. Relentless pressure on the environment. Can we go on like this? Is there an alternative? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth lays out the seven deadly mistakes of economics and offers a radical re-envision...

• 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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Anders wachsen!

By: Verschiedene

Von der Krise der kapitalistischen Wachstumsgesellschaft und Ansätzen einer Transformation Nahezu alle Bereiche unseres Lebens sind vom Wachstums- und Beschleunigungsdenken geprägt. Die Grundannahme des ewig andauernden Wirtschaftswachstums ist dabei an das Versprechen von Wohlstand und Reichtum geknüpft. Die Realität sieht jedoch ganz anders aus: Die kapitalistische Wachstumsgesellschaft ve...

• 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...

• 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

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Smarte grüne Welt?

By: Steffen Lange, Tilman Santarius

Digitalisierung zwischen Überwachung, Konsum und Nachhaltigkeit »Alles wird sich ändern!« Dieser prophetische Ruf aus der IT-Branche ist inzwischen zur gängigen Einschätzung über die Tragweite der Digitalisierung geworden. Doch was bringt die Digitalisierung für Ökologie und Gerechtigkeit? Führt sie uns in eine smarte grüne Welt, in der alle vom technologischen Fortschritt profitieren und wi...

• 2017

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Kein Wachstum ist auch (k)eine Lösung

By: Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie

Kaum etwas beschäftigt Politiker_innen und Wirtschaftsexpert_innen so sehr wie das Wirtschaftswachstum: Wie groß wird es? Wie viel braucht es, damit die Arbeitslosigkeit zurückgeht? Welche Politik schafft am meisten davon? Wie viel Soziales und wie viel Ökologie verkraftet das Wachstum? Welche Wirtschaftszweige müssen gefördert werden, weil sie «Wachstumstreiber» sind? Das Ziel Wirtschaftswa...

Interview • 2017

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Water Injustice / EnvJustice Vocabulary - Rutgerd Boelens

By: Rutgerd Boelens

Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University, explains four layers of water injustices and how to fight against them from the political ecology perspective with a focus on water and water-related conflicts. Youtube-channel EnvJustice Vocabulary

• 2017

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Prosperity without Growth 2nd Edition

By: Tim Jackson

Subtitle: Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow 2nd Edition of Tim Jacksons "Prosperity without Growth - Economics for a Finite Planet" The publisher: What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly q...