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Degrowth

Degrowth

A Vocabulary for a New Era

  • Author: Giacomo D'Alisa,Federico Demaria,Giorgos Kallis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134449844
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability. This overview of degrowth offers a comprehensive coverage of the main topics and major challenges of degrowth in a succinct, simple and accessible manner. In addition, it offers a set of keywords useful forintervening in current political debates and for bringing about concrete degrowth-inspired proposals at different levels - local, national and global. The result is the most comprehensive coverage of the topic of degrowth in English and serves as the definitive international reference. More information at: vocabulary.degrowth.org View the author spotlight featuring events and press related to degrowth at http://t.co/k9qbQpyuYp.

Degrowth

Degrowth

A Vocabulary for a New Era

  • Author: Giacomo D'Alisa,Federico Demaria,Giorgos Kallis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134449771
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
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Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability. This overview of degrowth offers a comprehensive coverage of the main topics and major challenges of degrowth in a succinct, simple and accessible manner. In addition, it offers a set of keywords useful forintervening in current political debates and for bringing about concrete degrowth-inspired proposals at different levels - local, national and global. The result is the most comprehensive coverage of the topic of degrowth in English and serves as the definitive international reference. More information at: vocabulary.degrowth.org View the author spotlight featuring events and press related to degrowth at http://t.co/k9qbQpyuYp.

Degrowth

Degrowth

  • Author: Giorgos Kallis
  • Publisher: Economy Key Ideas
  • ISBN: 9781911116790
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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The term "degrowth" has emerged within ecological and other heterodox schools of economics as a critique of the idea (and ideology) of economic growth. Instead, degrowth advocates a contraction of economies by reducing production and consumption, arguing that it is possible to do so without reducing prosperity or wellbeing. One might see in the degrowth community a resurgence of a radical theoretical and political variant of environmentalism, or "ecologism," based on the key premise that there are, and that there must be, "limits to growth." While this is an old idea, the recent degrowth literature has given it new shape by bringing different disciplines and schools of thought together in formulating its core critiques and propositions. Degrowth is the interdisciplinary theory, or science, of ecologism and the aim of this book is to summarize its core elements in a brief, succinct, and simple form. It grounds degrowth squarely within the field of ecological economics and, in addition to outlining its key ideas, explores what it would take for an economy to transition to a position that enabled it to prosper without growth.

History of the Future of Economic Growth

History of the Future of Economic Growth

Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth

  • Author: Iris Borowy,Matthias Schmelzer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134866763
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 214
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The future of economic growth is one of the decisive questions of the twenty-first century. Alarmed by declining growth rates in industrialized countries, climate change, and rising socio-economic inequalities, among other challenges, more and more people demand to look for alternatives beyond growth. However, so far these current debates about sustainability, post-growth or degrowth lack a thorough historical perspective. This edited volume brings together original contributions on different aspects of the history of economic growth as a central and near-ubiquitous tenet of developmental strategies. The book addresses the origins and evolution of the growth paradigm from the seventeenth century up to the present day and also looks at sustainable development, sustainable growth, and degrowth as examples of alternative developmental models. By focusing on the mixed legacy of growth, both as a major source of expanded life expectancies and increased comfort, and as a destructive force harming personal livelihoods and threatening entire societies in the future, the editors seek to provide historical depth to the ongoing discussion on suitable principles of present and future global development. History of the Future of Economic Growth is aimed at students and academics in environmental, social, economic and international history, political science, environmental studies, and economics, as well as those interested in ongoing discussions about growth, sustainable development, degrowth, and, more generally, the future.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability

The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability

  • Author: Wayne Ellwood
  • Publisher: New Internationalist
  • ISBN: 1780261276
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 144
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The prevailing model of endless economic growth is unsustainable. This book unpicks the idea of degrowth and explores alternative visions.

Housing for Degrowth

Housing for Degrowth

Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Author: Anitra Nelson,François Schneider
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351365231
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 296
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‘Degrowth’, a type of ‘postgrowth’, is becoming a strong political, practical and cultural movement for downscaling and transforming societies beyond capitalist growth and non-capitalist productivism to achieve global sustainability and satisfy everyone’s basic needs. This groundbreaking collection on housing for degrowth addresses key challenges of unaffordable, unsustainable and anti-social housing today, including going beyond struggles for a 'right to the city' to a 'right to metabolism', advocating refurbishment versus demolition, and revealing controversies within the degrowth movement on urbanisation, decentralisation and open localism. International case studies show how housing for degrowth is based on sufficiency and conviviality, living a ‘one planet lifestyle’ with a common ecological footprint. This book explores environmental, cultural and economic housing and planning issues from interdisciplinary perspectives such as urbanism, ecological economics, environmental justice, housing studies and policy, planning studies and policy, sustainability studies, political ecology, social change and degrowth. It will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines.

Size Matters! (de)Growth of the 21st Century Art Museum

Size Matters! (de)Growth of the 21st Century Art Museum

  • Author: Beatrix Ruf,John Slyce
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783960982616
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 224
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This book is the outcome of the 2017 edition of the Verbier Art Summit in January 2016, organized in cooperation with museum director Beautrix Ruf and her curatorial team at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. By sharing the content of the Summit through this publication the global dialogue continues.The theme of the Verbier Art Summit and this accompanying publication, SIZE MATTERS! (DE)GROWTH OF THE 21ST CENTURY ART MUSEUM has been chosen by museum director Beatrix Ruf.It is based on her personal experiences with the transformations of these institutes and their corresponding increase in scale, but also about issues that every museum is faced with, struggles with, reflects on how to address, and considers in a self-critical way.Acting as a cultural incubator for innovative ideas and change, the Verbier Art Summit is an international platform erected to optimise the role of art in a global society. Their mission is to connect thought leaders to key figures in the art world and thus position the Summit as a catalyst for innovation and change.The realization of the 2018 Verbier Art Summit (January 18-20, 2018) will be in the hands of museum director Daniel Birnbaum of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden.Book designed by Irma Boom.

Farewell to Growth

Farewell to Growth

  • Author: Serge Latouche
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745646174
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 124
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Most of us who live in the North and the West consume far too much – too much meat, too much fat, too much sugar, too much salt. We are more likely to put on too much weight than to go hungry. We live in a society that is heading for a crash. We are aware of what is happening and yet we refuse to take it fully into account. Above all we refuse to address the issue that lies at the heart of our problems – namely, the fact that our societies are based on an economy whose only goal is growth for growth’s sake. Serge Latouche argues that we need to rethink from the very foundations the idea that our societies should be based on growth. He offers a radical alternative – a society of ‘de-growth’. De-growth is not the same thing as negative growth. We should be talking about ‘a-growth’, in the sense in which we speak of ‘a-theism’. And we do indeed have to abandon a faith or religion – that of the economy, progress and development—and reject the irrational and quasi-idolatrous cult of growth for growth’s sake. While many realize that that the never-ending pursuit of growth is incompatible with a finite planet, we have yet to come to terms with the implications of this – the need to produce less and consume less. But if we do not change course, we are heading for an ecological and human disaster. There is still time to imagine, quite calmly, a system based upon a different logic, and to plan for a ‘de-growth society’.

In Defense of Degrowth

In Defense of Degrowth

Opinions and Minifestos

  • Author: Giorgos Kallis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789090306612
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 232
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An accessible introduction to degrowth by one of the movements foremost thinkers.

Transitioning to a Post-Carbon Society

Transitioning to a Post-Carbon Society

Degrowth, Austerity and Wellbeing

  • Author: Ernest Garcia,Mercedes Martinez-Iglesias,Peadar Kirby
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349951765
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 285
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This book deals with one of the most pressing social and environmental issues that we face today. The transition to a post-carbon society, in which the consumption of fossil fuels decreases over time, has become an inevitability due to the need to prevent catastrophic climate change, the increasing cost and scarcity of energy, and complex combinations of both of these factors. As the authors point out, this will not only entail political adjustments and the replacement of some technologies by others, but will be accompanied by social and cultural changes that bring about substantial modifications in our societies and ways of life. This book examines whether the current conditions, which date back to the crisis that began in 2007, favour a benign and smooth transition or will make it more difficult and prone to conflict. It argues that, even if this transformation is unavoidable, the directions it will take and the resulting social forms are much less certain. There will be many post-carbon societies, the authors conclude, and any number of routes to social change. Transitioning to a Post-Carbon Society therefore represents a significant contribution to global debates on the environment, and is vital reading for academics, policymakers, business leaders, NGOs and the general public alike.

Degrowth in Tourism

Degrowth in Tourism

Conceptual, Theoretical and Philosophical Issues

  • Author: Konstantinos Andriotis
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 178639278X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 223
  • View: 9977
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The modern-day world faces a hostile climate, depleted resources and the destruction of habitats. The dream that growth will lead to a materialistic utopia is left unfulfilled by a lack of ecological and economic capacity. The only choice is to find alternatives to increased growth, transform the structures and institutions currently shaping the world, change lifestyles and articulate a more credible vision for the future and lasting prosperity. As a reaction to the problems accrued by capitalism, new development approaches such as the concept of degrowth have evolved. Degrowth in Tourism explores newly-emerging development and philosophical approachesthat provide more equity for host communities and offer a low-carbon future by looking at alternatives to the classic models of development and applying the concept of degrowth in a tourism context. Proposing that we need to shift tourism research from models which prioritize commodified tourism experiences to those that offer alternative decommodified ones this book: Provides topical analysis and illustrates the key themes of degrowth; Discusses the relationship between tourism and degrowth from both a historic perspective and through contemporary patterns of activity; Includes international examples and case studies to translate theory into practical new approaches. A comprehensive review of the subject, this book will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners within tourism, development, environment and economics, as well as those specifically studying degrowth.

From Bioeconomics to Degrowth

From Bioeconomics to Degrowth

Georgescu-Roegen's 'New Economics' in Eight Essays

  • Author: Nicolas Georgescu-Roegen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 113682216X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 170
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Nicolae Georgescu-Roegen (1906-1994) is considered today as perhaps the chief founder of the transdisciplinary field today known as Ecological Economics, but that he defined himself as Bioeconomics. In his later years Georgescu-Roegen intended to write a book of this title that would systematize what he considered to be the most significant results of his work. This project intends to resume this project, publishing a collection of the most relevant Georgescu-Roegen essays on Bioeconomics, including previously unpublished papers.

Does the Easterlin paradox legitimize the implementation of degrowth policies in developed nations?

Does the Easterlin paradox legitimize the implementation of degrowth policies in developed nations?

  • Author: Annette Becker
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3656889325
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 24
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 2,0, University of Bayreuth (Institut für Philosophie), course: Integration of philosophy and economics, language: English, abstract: “Every day, in every industrialized country of the world, journalists and politicians give out a conscious and unconscious message. It is that better economic performance means more happiness for a nation. This idea is rarely questioned. We feel we would be more cheery if our boss raised our pay, and assume that countries must be roughly the same. The results in this paper suggest that, in a developed nation, economic progress buys only a small amount of extra happiness.“ (Oswald 1997, p. 1827) Based on Oswald’s introductory statement, this paper is going further than refuting the assumption that a certain kind of utility is solely contingent on absolute earnings. With the interpretation of utility as happiness, it would mean for the aggregate economy as well as for the individual that income secures happiness with a rising tendency. Having started with Oswald, another economist with well-known findings has to be made mention of: Richard Easterlin, who constructed the hypothesis that from a certain threshold of developmental achievements on, economic growth is of minor significance to the overall life satisfaction of a nation. The so-called Easterlin paradox originally arose as data on richer citizens within a country displayed a higher level of subjective well-being and led to the assumption that “economic growth improve[s] the human lot” (Easterlin 1974). Nevertheless, a comparison amongst well-developed states and over time revealed that there’s little difference of each population with regard to happiness. Thus, it appears that not the absolute but relative wealth is of import to life satisfaction in crossindividual and cross-stratum comparisons. Even though it never gained as much attention as its foreshadowing counterpart by Easterlin, the phenomenon is also denoted as the “relative deprivation theory” (Oswald 1999, p. 360), pointing out the state of deprived happiness poorer individuals in a society suffer.

Degrowth in Tourism

Degrowth in Tourism

Conceptual, Theoretical and Philosophical Issues

  • Author: Konstantinos Andriotis
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 178639278X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 223
  • View: 8845
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The modern-day world faces a hostile climate, depleted resources and the destruction of habitats. The dream that growth will lead to a materialistic utopia is left unfulfilled by a lack of ecological and economic capacity. The only choice is to find alternatives to increased growth, transform the structures and institutions currently shaping the world, change lifestyles and articulate a more credible vision for the future and lasting prosperity. As a reaction to the problems accrued by capitalism, new development approaches such as the concept of degrowth have evolved. Degrowth in Tourism explores newly-emerging development and philosophical approachesthat provide more equity for host communities and offer a low-carbon future by looking at alternatives to the classic models of development and applying the concept of degrowth in a tourism context. Proposing that we need to shift tourism research from models which prioritize commodified tourism experiences to those that offer alternative decommodified ones this book: Provides topical analysis and illustrates the key themes of degrowth; Discusses the relationship between tourism and degrowth from both a historic perspective and through contemporary patterns of activity; Includes international examples and case studies to translate theory into practical new approaches. A comprehensive review of the subject, this book will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners within tourism, development, environment and economics, as well as those specifically studying degrowth.

Housing for Degrowth

Housing for Degrowth

Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Author: Anitra Nelson,François Schneider
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351365231
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 296
  • View: 891
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‘Degrowth’, a type of ‘postgrowth’, is becoming a strong political, practical and cultural movement for downscaling and transforming societies beyond capitalist growth and non-capitalist productivism to achieve global sustainability and satisfy everyone’s basic needs. This groundbreaking collection on housing for degrowth addresses key challenges of unaffordable, unsustainable and anti-social housing today, including going beyond struggles for a 'right to the city' to a 'right to metabolism', advocating refurbishment versus demolition, and revealing controversies within the degrowth movement on urbanisation, decentralisation and open localism. International case studies show how housing for degrowth is based on sufficiency and conviviality, living a ‘one planet lifestyle’ with a common ecological footprint. This book explores environmental, cultural and economic housing and planning issues from interdisciplinary perspectives such as urbanism, ecological economics, environmental justice, housing studies and policy, planning studies and policy, sustainability studies, political ecology, social change and degrowth. It will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines.

The No-nonsense Guide to Globalization

The No-nonsense Guide to Globalization

  • Author: Wayne Ellwood
  • Publisher: New Internationalist
  • ISBN: 1906523479
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 152
  • View: 6590
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Globalisation has become one of the most used and encompassing words over the past decade, of undeniable influence in economics, politics and activism. Globalisation is literally all around; every aspect of life is affected by a global structure of communication and economy. This fully revised and updated guide condenses this complex subject into clear, concise commentary. It examines the debt trap, the acceleration of neoliberalism, competition for energy resources, the links between the war on terror, the arms trade and the alternatives to corporate control.

The Macroeconomics of de-growth - Can a de-growth strategy be stable?

The Macroeconomics of de-growth - Can a de-growth strategy be stable?

  • Author: Dina Padalkina
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 365615970X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 50
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Master's Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Economics - Macro-economics, general, grade: excellent, Berlin School of Economics and Law, language: English, abstract: This paper examines an alternative strategy for sustainability and economic development based on de-growth assumptions. This concept is proposed by ecological economists, who consider there to be a natural limitation on economic growth, imposed by necessary environmental regulation. Moreover they oppose the neoclassical ideas, which are considered as pro growth theories, arguing that economic growth itself does not contribute to the social and economic development, therefore it should not be sustained. Accepting this proposition the author makes an attempt to verify the feasibility of a de-growth strategy for macroeconomic stability, applying a post-Keynesian methodology for analysis. The Kaleckian model is used as the basic approach to derive the model restrictions for the de-growth strategy that maintains macroeconomic stability. The findings of this paper will provide policy recommendations to sustain macroeconomic stability, while taking full account of the degrowth assumptions.

The Dictionary of Alternatives

The Dictionary of Alternatives

Utopianism and Organization

  • Author: Martin Parker,Valerie Fournier,Patrick Reedy
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842773338
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 338
  • View: 9972
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This dictionary provides ammunition for those who disagree with the early twentieth-first century orthodoxy that 'There is no alternative to free market liberalism and managerialism'. Using hundreds of entries and cross-references, it proves that there are many alternatives to the way that we currently organize ourselves. These alternatives could be expressed as fictional utopias, they could be excavated from the past, or they could be described in terms of the contemporary politics of anti-corporate protest, environmentalism, feminism and localism. Part reference work, part source book, and part polemic, this dictionary provides a rich understanding of the ways in which fiction, history and today's politics provide different ways of thinking about how we can and should organize for the coming century.

Degrowth in the Suburbs

Degrowth in the Suburbs

  • Author: Samuel Alexander
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811321310
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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