Category Archives: international

Steady State Manchester at the Malmö Degrowth Conference

Three members of the Steady State Manchester collective were lucky enough to attend the 6th International Degrowth conference in Malmö, Sweden, at the end of August (2018), travelling there by trains and boats.  Between us we presented four papers.  The … Continue reading

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Accountability for the Mayor of Greater Manchester: Participatory Governance?

Accountability for the Mayor of Greater Manchester: Participatory Governance in the 21st Century by James Scott Vandeventer It has been over a year since Greater Manchester elected its first Mayor. Since then, Mayor Andy Burnham has worked to build the … Continue reading

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Why do people move? Implications for a Viable Economy.

Why do people move, or not move? What impacts does moving have on places that people move to? What about the impacts on places that people have left behind? These were some of the questions we discussed at Steady State … Continue reading

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Moving on up? An open discussion on global-local issues.

Global and local. Tuesday 7th November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Methodist Central Hall, Oldham St., Manchester, M1 1JQ   please book by emailing us through this link There is a growing social divide by income and geography, an ever-widening wealth gap … Continue reading

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What happened when Degrowth was discussed in the Catalan Parliament?

Update: 19 December, 2017.  Further to the article below, a lot has happened in Catalonia.  The parliament has been suspended by Madrid’s Popular Party minority government.  Oriol Junqueras, criticised for his conventional economics below, is in prison with another independista … Continue reading

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Building a picture of well-being in a viable economy

    Our next cafe conversation will be on Monday 23rd May, at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL.   6.30-8.30pm Book now   When it comes to happiness, social progress or well-being indexes, we are not in the top … Continue reading

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Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2015: the good, the bad and the ugly.

A lot has been written on the Paris international agreement on climate change.  To try and cut through all those words to the essential issues, here is our very brief analytic summary. The good Aspiration of no more than 1.5ºC … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Syriza

Last month I attended a Syriza solidarity meeting hosted by the recently formed Left Unity. Guest speakers at the event included Joana Ramiro, journalist at the Morning Star and Kevin Ovenden, journalist and political activist and member of the Respect … Continue reading

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