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• 2020

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Rethinking Our Relationship to Land: Degrowth, Abolition, and the United States

By: Erica Jung

In the United States, the police-, prison-, and military-industrial complexes serve as the engine that fuels racial capitalism. The expansion of these various but interconnected forms of oppression rests on the subjugation of incarcerated and colonized peoples and on the exploitation of land stolen from Indigenous nations. The abolition of such is necessary in achieving

• 2020

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Care: the theme of Global Degrowth Day 2021

By: The Global Degrowth Day Team

In this announcement, the Global Degrowth Day organising team talk through the selection of care as the theme for the 2021 edition of the event.

• 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...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Civil disobedience as a strategy for degrowth

By: Sarah Fromm, Simon Schöning

Workshop Civil disobedience is emerging as a key element employed in the fight for environmental and climate justice and for raising awareness about some of the most urgent crises. The aim of the session is to develop a better understanding of civil disobedience and how it may be used strategically in the degrowth process. Nonviolent protest played a fundamental role in the anti-apartheid mo...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Transformation by design?

By: Antonia Ney, Joy-Fabienne Lösel

Presentation [part of the standard session "Transformation, Design and Utopias"] The central question of socio-ecological transformation is whether it will take place “by design” or “by disaster” (Sommer/Welzer 2014:27). In the discourse this question is rhetorically answered with “by design”. But what role does design play in social-ecological transformation? The lecture will present growth...

• 2020

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Farmers and a degrowth economy in Russia

By: Teodor Shanin

Perspectives from Eastern Europe and particularly Russia are so far underrepresented in degrowth debates. Translated from its original Russian, the piece below showcases an interview with a prominent Russian academic, Teodor Shanin, discussing degrowth in the Russian context through the lens of agriculture. Accordingly, it enables new audiences to gain an insight into this underrepresented

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Bursting Platform

By: Ajda Pistotnik, Asja Hrvatin, Lana Zdravković, Maša Hawlina, Nicoleta Nour, Sara Pistotnik

Special session Bursting Platform is bringing under a spotlight feminization of politics and exploration of possibilities of co-creating and opening a new political space – a platform for building stronger connections between various initiatives, places, women activists covering diverse, but relevant topics that bring into effect needed new alliances. Five themes will be presented by five ac...

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Transformation, Design and Utopias

By: Antonia Ney, Bernd Sommer, Joy-Fabienne Lösel

Standard session (discussion following 2 presentations) Sustainability, transformation & utopias The presentation discusses the role of positive visions for a transformation towards a more ecologically sustainable and socially just society. Firstly, it is argued that in the context of modern societies something like ecological sustainability can already itself be regarded as a stark u...

• 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Co-operatives, Work and Degrowth

By: Dirk Raith, Jéssica Chainho Pereira, Patrik Gažo, Philipp Chmel

Standard session (discussion following 4 presentations) Degrowth Cooperatives as Alternative to the Development Paradigm: The Case of the Integral Minga Cooperative The session will start by explaining the objectives of the study, the theoretical framework on post-development, degrowth and cooperativism. Then, the studied cooperative and the methodology used will be explained. Finally, th...

• 2020

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Ecological economics: solutions for the future

By: Haydn Washington

This book results from the 2019 ANZSEE conference, which explored appropriate approaches and techniques for re-balancing the human–nature interactions that are central to the study and practice of ecological economics — solutions now and in the future.  Escalating impacts of climate change and ecological crises have created an urgency to address significant local to global environmental and soc...

• 2020

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The case for degrowth

By: Nathan J. Robinson

Infinite growth on a finite planet is alarming and doesn't even make us better off. A new book argues we must shed the ideology of "growthism"

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - How to communicate & organize the Degrowth movement better

By: Justus Baumann, Vegard Beyer

Presentation [part of the standard session "Communicating Degrowth"] We argue that strategic, motivation-oriented communications and scalable, mission-centric organising are crucial bottlenecks for the degrowth movement’s success. We have three key recommendations for the movement to master the challenges that climate change communication has struggled with. Presenters: Justus Baumann (Fu...

Interview • 2020

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Podcast: Joanna Pope zu Degrowth & Akzelerationismus

By: Joanna Pope

Kann es so etwas geben wie nachhaltiges Wachstum? Oder sollten wir uns nicht vielmehr vom Prinzip des Wachstums an sich trennen und stattdessen andere Vorstellungen des guten Lebens entwickeln?

• 2020

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Green New Deal(s): A Resource List for Political Ecologists

By: Diego Andreucci, Gustavo García López

The Green New Deal has become a central focus of debates around ecosocialist politics; this list brings together diverse resources to foster critical reflection on its potential and limitations.

• 2020

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Degrowth and the emerging mosaic of alternatives

By: Corinna Burkhart, Matthias Schmelzer, Nina Treu

In the face of unfettered globalization, the rise of right-wing movements around the globe and the dangers of climate catastrophe, it seems easier to imagine the end of the world than an end to capitalism, growth and domination. However, in recent years something new has emerged to counter what Mark Fisher has called “capitalist realism:”

• 2020

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The case for degrowth in a time of pandemic

By: Federico Demaria, Giacomo D'Alisa, Giorgos Kallis, Susan Paulson

The time is ripe for us to refocus on what really matters: not GDP, but the health and wellbeing of our people and our planet.

Interview • 2020

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Anwar Shaikh: “The Fundamental Questions About Capitalism Seem to be Coming Back”

By: David Zachariah

Anwar Shaikh is one of the world’s leading radical economists, whose work has challenged the way we think about capitalism. In an interview with Jacobin, Shaikh gives a concise overview of the ideas set out in his landmark book Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises.

• 2020

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The stories Michael Shellenberger tells

By: Sam Bliss

"Men in power have rationalized all those forms of domination by claiming that they facilitate economic development, which is purportedly great for people and nature. Sound familiar?"