Exploring Degrowth

A Critical Guide

; Anitra Nelson ; Jason Hickel (Forord)

«<p>'Everyone knows we can't go on like this. As the world lurches from crisis to crisis, <em>Exploring Degrowth</em> outlines alternatives to a capitalism that expands like a cancer. This is a lively and accessible introduction to the ideas, theorists and controversies associated with degrowth'</p>»

A sense of urgency pervades global environmentalism, and the degrowth movement is bursting into the mainstream. As climate catastrophe looms closer, people are eager to learn what degrowth is about, and whether we can save the planet by changing how we live. Les mer
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A sense of urgency pervades global environmentalism, and the degrowth movement is bursting into the mainstream. As climate catastrophe looms closer, people are eager to learn what degrowth is about, and whether we can save the planet by changing how we live. This book is an introduction to the movement.



As politicians and corporations obsess over growth objectives, the degrowth movement demands that we must slow down the economy by transforming our economies, our politics and our cultures to live within the Earth's limits.



This book navigates the practice and strategies of the movement, looking at its strengths and weaknesses. Covering horizontal democracy, local economies and the reduction of work, it shows us why degrowth is a compelling and realistic project.

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«<p>'Everyone knows we can't go on like this. As the world lurches from crisis to crisis, <em>Exploring Degrowth</em> outlines alternatives to a capitalism that expands like a cancer. This is a lively and accessible introduction to the ideas, theorists and controversies associated with degrowth'</p>»

«<p>'This book is the perfect introduction to the burgeoning intellectual and activist movement of degrowth. Short, crisp and provocative'</p>»

«<p>'We can improve people’s lives right now, without any growth at all, simply by sharing what we already have more fairly and investing in public goods. Equity is the antidote to the growth imperative. ... Of course, all of this leaves us with a million questions. What does a such an economy look like? How does it work? How do we get there? The book you hold in your hands traces a path through this thicket, and paints a picture of the new economy that lies ahead – an economy that enables human flourishing for all within planetary boundaries'</p>»

«<p>'This is an excellent introduction to the degrowth perspective, an important contribution to an urgent debate.'</p>»

«<p>'A superbly written reflection on degrowth politics'</p>»

Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Figures and Boxes

List of Abbreviations and Symbols

Glossary

Series Preface

Foreword by Jason Hickel

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: Exploring 'Degrowth'

2. Decolonising Our Growth Imaginaries

3. Degrowth in Practice

4. Political Strategies for Degrowth

5. The Degrowth Project: A Work in Progress

Postface: 'Now Is the Time of Monsters'

Appendix 1: A Platform for Degrowth

Appendix 2: The Content of the Unconditional Autonomy Allowance

Appendix 3: Implementing the Unconditional Autonomy Allowance: Transitionary Steps

Notes

Selected Further Reading and Links

Index

Om forfatteren

Vincent Liegey is an engineer and independent researcher who joined the French Degrowth movement in 2007, participating in political debates on degrowth as spokesperson of the French Degrowth Party (2008-2012). He co-authored A Degrowth Project (2013, Edition Utopia).