Category Archives: Politics

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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Will UK government commit to real climate change action, or continue to prevaricate?

As the world experiences record high temperatures, from the Arctic to Africa and India, Steady State Manchester collective member Richard Shirres has written a powerful letter to the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Some key … Continue reading

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Is the UK Labour party facing up to a post-growth future?

Following recent short articles on this theme, here is a longer, more analytic treatment. A personal perspective from the author.  Download the full article as a pdf file. Is the UK Labour party facing up to a post-growth future? by … Continue reading

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Practical degrowth for Labour

The article below is a slightly longer version of the piece published on the SERA (Labour Environment Campaign) website on 17 December, 2017.  See also this piece, also by Mark, which was  carried on the Left Foot Forward website, in … Continue reading

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A political party argues for degrowth

Remember when politicians in the UK wouldn’t risk arguing strongly against austerity? That changed with the June General Election but there are still things that appear to be “unsayable” in polite political company.  One of those is to suggest that … Continue reading

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Check the party policies with our Viable Economy tool!

Bemused by the many promises on offer from the political parties?  One way to evaluate them is against our “policy checker” based on our Viable Economy framework. We want to live in a world that is viable, rather than one … Continue reading

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STEADYSTATE Part Two: The Local and Regional Context

This is the second part of our interview piece  in Manchester’s Now Then magazine. Click HERE to read the interview.  Thanks to Ian Pennington at Now Then for inviting us and publishing our thoughts.  The first part, on the wider … Continue reading

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STEADY STATE Part One: The National and International Context

This interview piece appears in Manchester’s Now Then magazine.  A second installment, on the Greater Manchester context will appear in the next issue. Click HERE to read the interview.  Thanks to Ian Pennington at Now Then for inviting us and … Continue reading

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