Category Archives: analysis

UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy – a critical review

a guest piece by Peter Somerville In this devastating critique, Peter Somerville makes a detailed examination of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy. Read his review in full here. He begins by setting the strategy in context. When the government … Continue reading

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Can Cop26 lead to a viable future? The Meteor interviews us.

The Meteor is an increasingly indispensable source of news for Greater Manchester an beyond. It is a worker co-op “a not-for-profit, independent media co-operative – an alternative, radical, community-based publication for the people of Manchester.” Conrad Bower, editor and co-founder, … Continue reading

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A Viable Future? Explorations in post-growth – free ebook

Our collection of writings is now available. A Viable Future? Explorations in post-growth from Steady State Manchester is a collection of our work from the last decade. This monster (it’s nearly 400 pages long) is available as a free ebook, … Continue reading

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Coming up: “A Viable Future?”

We will shortly publish our collection of writings from Steady State Manchester from the last decade. A Viable Future? Explorations in post-growth from Steady State Manchester will be available as a free ebook (epub and pdf versions) and soon as … Continue reading

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Organizing degrowth – A talk at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Steady State Manchester collective member James Scott Vandeventer was recently invited to speak on a panel at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. The following piece is adapted from this talk, which was based on his paper ‘Organizing degrowth: The … Continue reading

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The timidity of Transport for the North (TfN)

Transport for the North has released what it calls its Decarbonisation Strategy.  It is also asking for comments on it via its consultation process. Occasional contributor to this website, Peter Somerville, has provided the following commentary. The timidity of Transport … Continue reading

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Invisible workers, invisible systems.

Invisible workers, invisible systems. By Mark Burton                                                                                                            pdf version also available at Resilience.org This is based on a short talk I gave to an event, What have we learned about work during Covid 19 and what needs to change? organised … Continue reading

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There must be some way out of here: policies, politics and possibilities in the pancrisis.

There must be some way out of here: policies, politics and possibilities in the pancrisis. by Mark H Burton This article was commissioned by the online journal 15/15\15 Revista para una nueva civilización.  The article appears there in Spanish translation … Continue reading

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