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May-June - Why Degrowth Has Out-Grown Its Own Name

May-June - Why Degrowth Has Out-Grown  Its Own Name | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Not very clear, inadequate and a source of misunderstandings: this is why according to Kate Raworth the word degrowth – once its provocative effect is over – should be abandoned in favour of a positive alternative definining this economic theory in...
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Yes, you recycle. But until you start reducing, you're still killing the planet

Yes, you recycle. But until you start reducing, you're still killing the planet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The blue bin may be preferable to the trash can, but a better goal is simply to have less stuff
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The Left should embrace degrowth - New Internationalist

The Left should embrace degrowth - New Internationalist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Giorgos Kallis explains why we should all be living ‘the degrowth way’.
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The Degrowth Alternative

Both the name and the theory of degrowth aim explicitly to repoliticize environmentalism. Sustainable development and its more recent reincarnation “green growth” depoliticize genuine political antagonisms between alternative visions for the future.
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Changing capitalism for a changing planet - The Hill (blog)

Changing capitalism for a changing planet - The Hill (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Limitless production and consumption is not possible on a finite planet.
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Book of the Day: Degrowth, the Book

Book of the Day: Degrowth, the Book | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In industrialized societies, where so many people regard economic growth as the essence of human progress, the idea of deliberately rejecting growth is seen as insane.  Yet that is more or less what the planet’s ecosystems are saying right now...
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Yes, we can prosper without growth [VIDEO]

Yes, we can prosper without growth [VIDEO] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In our recent book “Degrowth. A vocabulary for a new era” we argue that economic growth is not only becoming more and more difficult in advanced economies, but that it is also socially and ecologically unsustainable. The global climate, the welfare state, or social bonds that have lasted for ages, are all sacrificed in the name of appeasing the god of growth .
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An introduction to convivial degrowth

An introduction to convivial degrowth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Convivial degrowth is a relatively new concept, especially in North America. Degrowth ordecroissance has been around for a number of years in France and other parts of Europe, with some proponents even calling it a movement. It is not just (or even) about negative economic growth, as the English word might imply, but rather represents a complex paradigm shift away from our current industrial society and its model and culture of consumption and accumulation.

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'Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era' - EurekAlert (press release)

'Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era' - EurekAlert (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economic growth is harming the planet, it is incapable of eradicating poverty and it is not making us happier. However, there is no need to worry: there are alternatives and social movements working to end the obsession of continuous growth.
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An Economics Fit for Purpose in a Finite World « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

An Economics Fit for Purpose in a Finite World « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Causation is both bottom-up and top-down: material cause from the bottom, and final cause from the top, as Aristotle might say. Economics, or as I prefer, “political economy,” is in between, and serves to balance desirability (the lure of right purpose) with possibility (the constraints of finitude). We need an economics fit for purpose in a finite and entropic world.
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Michel Bauwens talks about a techno-social-Project - Degrowth Leipzig 2014 - YouTube

Degrowth Conference Leipzig 2014 

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All commerce is not capitalism: Looking back at Day 4 of #Degrowth14

All commerce is not capitalism: Looking back at Day 4 of #Degrowth14 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This blog is the fourth in a series of five, each digesting and reflecting on a day at the Degrowth conference in Leipzig, 2nd – 6th September. You can read about Day 1 here, Day 2 here and Day 3here. Below is a summary of my experiences of Day 4 – Friday 5th September – Visions and strategies for transformation.


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The religion of economic growth: Looking back at Day 1 of #Degrowth14

The religion of economic growth: Looking back at Day 1 of #Degrowth14 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Upon returning from five fascinating, inspiring and fun days in Leipzig at the Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity last week, I noticed – after some seriously needed rest and a couple of good nights sleep – that I had made 42 pages of notes. Those people who are lovers of light-hearted satirical science-fiction, like myself, may recognise the number 42 as the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything – at least according to Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.


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Has 'Degrowth' Outgrown its Own Name? - Commons Transition

Has 'Degrowth' Outgrown its Own Name? - Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Has degrowth has out-grown its own name, or is it still a compelling term? A discussion between Kate Raworth and Giorgos Kallis.
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We scare people off by talking about 'degrowth'

We scare people off by talking about 'degrowth' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The French have a much better word for it: 'decroissance'. Using ugly and frightening terms like 'degrowth' won't help pave the way for a new and exciting economics
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Report - Pentagrowth

Report - Pentagrowth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The five key dimensions for exponential growth observed in the selected organisations that have grown exponentially between 2008 and 2013.
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Commentary on The Degrowth Alternative

Commentary on The Degrowth Alternative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I welcome particularly two aspects of Kallis’s paper: the attention to care and the need to work at other levels as well as the local.

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Book of the Day: Degrowth, the Book

Book of the Day: Degrowth, the Book | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In industrialized societies, where so many people regard economic growth as the essence of human progress, the idea of deliberately rejecting growth is seen as insane.  Yet that is more or less what the planet’s ecosystems are saying right now...
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This entry was posted on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 at 8:00 pm and is filed under CommonsCulture & IdeasFeatured BookOriginal ContentP2P Action ItemsP2P BibliographyP2P BooksP2P EcologySharing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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Ten Degrowth-Oriented Policy Proposals

Ten Degrowth-Oriented Policy Proposals | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Degrowth is a historical necessity but a very hard political sell, and at the P2P Foundation we use rather the post-growth thematic and a focus on ‘thrivability’. But these proposals from Giorgios Kallis seem entirely reasonable and even vital.
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Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As businesses increasingly embrace a not-for-profit culture, an end to overconsumption on a finite planet could finally be in sight. But given the huge lobbying power of vested interests, it will remain impossible to create a truly sustainable world until the illegitimate power of corporations is held in check.
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Sharing as the new common sense in a post-growth world | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Sharing as the new common sense in a post-growth world | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We need to talk a lot more about sharing as a way to radically reframe the post-growth debate, argues a recent report from the Green House. If growthism is the substitute for a more just and equal society, then it's time that we all start saying so - and embrace a new common sense for sharing.
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The Fabulous Future of p2p Economics, Commerce and Democracy - Huffington Post

The Fabulous Future of p2p Economics, Commerce and Democracy - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In preparation for Degrowth I also spent three days in Meissen on a deep-dive with a small group of p2p and commons movement leaders including David Bollier andMichel Bauwens who, in the introduction to his book, both praise Rifkin as a visionary of a new world order.

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Report from Degrowth 2014 in Leipzig: The rally point of all alternatives

Report from Degrowth 2014 in Leipzig: The rally point of all alternatives | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The transition>>lab  and the whole Thinkfarm(I’ve met at least twenty of them!) seemed to be at the 2014 Degrowth Conference in Leipzig. As a matter of fact, the Degrowth conference was a huge mix of activists, researchers, social entrepreneurs, transitioners, ecovillagers, etc. With 3000 participants (750 were international), this was a huge crowd with over 50 sessions running in parallel twice a day for 3 complete days!

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