[Degrowth] NEW BOOK! Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era

Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era

edited by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis (Routledge, 2014)

Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability.

This overview of degrowth offers a comprehensive coverage of the main topics and major challenges of degrowth in a succinct, simple and accessible manner. In addition, it offers a set of keywords useful forintervening in current political debates and for bringing about concrete degrowth-inspired proposals at different levels - local, national and global.

The result is the most comprehensive coverage of the topic of degrowth in English and serves as the definitive international reference.


More information at (freely downloadable chapters, endorsements, videos and much more):

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They said about the book:

... ?Degrowth? for many signifies a variety of initiatives proposing an alternative to capitalist accumulation and the reconstruction of our reproduction on more cooperative terms. This then is a volume that those committed to building non exploitative relations will need to consult as it offers a map to the world of alternatives to capitalisms.

Silvia Federici, Hofstra University, Hempstead.

At a time in history when political, economic and intellectual leaders assure us that nothing fundamental can any longer be questioned, nothing could be more important than the movement - of thought, and of action ? that this volume on Degrowth represents...

David Graeber, London School of Economics, London.

This book is one of the most thorough and insightful presentations and discussion of economic theory and practice in the field of de-growth economics, a revolutionary attempt to understand the economy as if humans and Nature matter.

Manuel Castells, University of California, Berkeley.

A thought-provoking, wide-ranging, spirited, and deeply original analysis; this book is a must-read on degrowth debates.

Karen Bakker, Universty of British Columbia, Vancouver.

 

More at: vocabulary.degrowth.org

 

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