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Tag Archives: Book reviews
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
Book review: Degrowth as a desirable and possible future
Review 1) The Future Is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism. by Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter and Aaron Vansintjan. Verso, 2022. ISBN 9781839765841. £18.99 paperback, £11.39 ebook (publisher is currently offering both at the ebook price) 2) Political … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, key concepts Tagged Book reviews, degrowth, Mark Burton, philosophy Leave a 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
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An economy that does not grow?
An economy that does not grow? Mark H Burton pdf version Spanish translation here /Traducción a castellano-enlace There is now plenty of evidence that economic growth is highly problematic for human welfare and survival. The evidence comes from three … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, economics, further reading, key concepts Tagged Book reviews, degrowth, economic growth, economics, macroeconomics, policy, steady state economy, Steffen Lange 10 Comments