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Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care

Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care

Forthcoming

Christine Bauhardt, Wendy Harcourt
December 01, 2018

Since the recent financial crisis in 2008, analytical and practical alternatives to the capitalist economy have seen a revival not only in different practices but also in theory. To put it bluntly, economic growth does not remedy social inequality and it is no guarantee of individual and social...

History of the Future of Economic Growth: Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth

History of the Future of Economic Growth: Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth

Iris Borowy, Matthias Schmelzer
March 07, 2018

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...

Physical Limits to Economic Growth: Perspectives of Economic, Social, and Complexity Science

Physical Limits to Economic Growth: Perspectives of Economic, Social, and Complexity Science

Roberto Burlando, Angelo Tartaglia
January 11, 2018

The debate on the physical limits and constraints to the economic growth of globalized society is now widespread. This book explores the physical and economic aspects of the conflict between humans, with their thoughtless focus on growth through material production, and environmental constraints....

Post-growth Economics and Society: Exploring the Paths of a Social and Ecological Transition

Post-growth Economics and Society: Exploring the Paths of a Social and Ecological Transition

Isabelle Cassiers, Kevin Maréchal, Dominique Méda
October 30, 2017

We stand on the threshold of a "post-growth" world – one in which the relentless pursuit of economic growth has ceased to constitute a credible societal project. The symptoms that mark the end of an era are clear and incontrovertible: a return to the regularities of the past is illusory. The...

Economics of Feeding the Hungry: Sustainable Intensification and Sustainable Food Security

Economics of Feeding the Hungry: Sustainable Intensification and Sustainable Food Security

Noel Russell
October 02, 2017

As productivity expands to cater for population increase and shifting diets, many individuals remain hungry, whilst others suffer obesity, and significant amounts of food are wasted. Yet, this triple dilemma oversimplifies the underlying complexity. This book explores this complexity from an...

The Good Life Beyond Growth: New Perspectives

The Good Life Beyond Growth: New Perspectives

Hartmut Rosa, Christoph Henning
August 15, 2017

Many countries have experienced a decline of economic growth for decades, an effect that was only aggravated by the recent global financial crisis. What if in the 21st century this is no longer an exception, but the general rule? Does an economy without growth necessarily bring hardship and crises,...

Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accounting

Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accounting

Judy Brown, Peter Soderbaum, Malgorzata Dereniowska
May 22, 2017

Climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution of land and water, land-use changes, lack of equality and other problems at local, national and global levels represent a challenge for economics as a social science. Mainstream neoclassical economics may be able to contribute to a more sustainable...

Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth

Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth

Minqi Li
April 27, 2017

This book studies the limits imposed by the depletion of fossil fuels and the requirements of climate stabilization on economic growth with a focus on China. The book intends to examine the potentials of various energy resources, including oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and other...

Green Jobs for Sustainable Development

Green Jobs for Sustainable Development

Ana-Maria Boromisa, Sanja Tišma, Anastasya Raditya Ležaić
April 27, 2017

A ‘green economy’ must be built on ‘green jobs’ - the kind of employment that is low carbon, intended to reduce energy use and expected to restore environmental quality. But attempts to define exactly what a ‘green job’ is have led to varied and often contradictory answers. There are many...

Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare

Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare

Max Koch, Oksana Mont
April 27, 2017

Welfare is commonly conceptualized in socio-economic terms of equity, highlighting distributive issues within growing economies. While GDP, income growth and rising material standards of living are normally not questioned as priorities in welfare theories and policy making, there is growing...

Redefining Prosperity

Redefining Prosperity

Isabelle Cassiers
April 21, 2017

Society today faces a difficult contradiction: we know exactly how the physical limits of our planet are being reached and exactly why we cannot go on as we have before – and yet, collectively, we seem unable to reach crucial decisions for our future in a timely way. This book argues that our...

Transformative Ecological Economics: Process Philosophy, Ideology and Utopia

Transformative Ecological Economics: Process Philosophy, Ideology and Utopia

Ove Jakobsen
April 13, 2017

When we look at the state of the world today, what is most evident is the fact that the major problems of our time – energy, environment, economy, climate change and social justice – cannot be understood in isolation. They are interconnected problems, which means that they require...

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