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Category Archives: further reading
More than just places
Book Review Adamson, D., Axinte, L., Lang, M., & Marsden, T. (2023). Sustainable places: Addressing social inequality and environmental crisis. Routledge. £35.99 paperback, £26.99 ebook. This short book covers much the same question that we have been concerned with in … Continue reading
Posted in analysis, community, further reading Tagged Australia, Book reviews, community development, Deep Place, economic development, economy, Vanuatu, viable economy, Wales 2 Comments
Strategising Degrowth – book review
Degrowth and Strategy Barlow, N., Regen, L., Cadiou, N., Chertkovskaya, E., Hollweg, M., Plank, C., Schulken, M., Wolf, & V (Eds.). (2022). Degrowth & strategy: How to bring about social ecological transformation. Mayfly Books. Available as paperback or a free … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, further reading Tagged Book reviews, degrowth, Degrowth and Strategy, Degrowth Vienna, strategy 1 Comment
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
Posted in analysis, degrowth, education, event reports, further reading, news, theory Tagged degrowth, James Vandeventer 1 Comment
Fighting Fire with Fire?
Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton (2021) Planet on Fire: A manifesto for the age of environmental breakdown. London: Verso. 280pp. £12.99 (hb).
Jonathan Neale (2021) Fight the Fire: Green New Deals and global climate jobs. London: Resistance Books. 348pp. Available as free e-book at: https://theecologist.org/sites/default/files/2021-02/Fight_the_Fire_0.pdf.
These are two very different books but with much in common. Both are concerned with how to respond to the climate and ecological emergency. Jonathan Neale’s (JN) focus is on the global level, while that of Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton (L&L-L) is primarily on the UK. Both argue strongly for a social democratic approach, by which I mean an emphasis primarily on public provision and governmental regulation to address the crisis. Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, further reading, key concepts Tagged Book reviews, climate change, Green New Deal, Peter Somerville, Politics Leave a comment
Post-growth: an economist meditates
Review of Post Growth: Life after Capitalism. Polity 2021. by Tim Jackson ISBN 9 781509 54529 The economist Tim Jackson is well known as a leading advocate of an alternative to the dominant growth-orientated economic policy. He wrote the report … Continue reading
Posted in further reading, theory Tagged Book reviews, philosophy, post-growth, Tim Jackson Leave a comment
Jason Hickel introduces Degrowth – book review
Also republished by MR online, 18.03.2021 Less Is More: How Degrowth Will Save The World. By Jason Hickel, London: Penguin-Random House, 2020. ISBN 978-1-786-09121-5 Mark H Burton, Steady State Manchester. Degrowth has arrived. It makes appearances in mainstream newspapers, radio … Continue reading
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