Monthly Archives: July 2015

Greece: A model for degrowth?

The Real Plan B : The New Greek Marathon – The Bullet No. 1145 What the deeper preparation for leaving the eurozone and possibly also the EU, actually entails [in Greece] is to build on the solidarity networks that have … Continue reading

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Special volume: technology and Degrowth — call for papers

Journal of Cleaner Production Call for papers Special volume: technology and Degrowth Editorial team: Christian Kerschner, Petra Wächter, Linda Nierling, Melf-Hinrich Ehlers Submission of extended abstracts (400–500 words) to the editors: by August 31, 2015. Few issues in the rapidly … Continue reading

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Low-Tech Living as a ‘Demand-Side’ Response to Climate Change and Peak Oil – The Simplicity Collective

Samuel Alexander and Paul Yacoumi The most pernicious consequence of this blind faith in technology is that it deflects attention away from the need to rethink our lifestyles, our economic structures, or our systems of governance. Abstract: Energy is often … Continue reading

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This endless quest for growth will see Greece self-destruct : The Guardian

Greece’s no vote has left everyone wondering what it all means. While the topline summary is that no won with 61.3% of the vote, this is perhaps not the landslide victory it has been hailed to be… So what is … Continue reading

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Ian Angus: Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene?

To judge by many accounts of climate change, the twenty-first century will gradually become a warmer, stormier, and less biodiverse version of the twentieth. There’s an unspoken assumption that the Anthropocene will be less pleasant than the Holocene, but not … Continue reading

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The Latin American left and Buen Vivir

The last fifteen years or so has seen a major shift in Latin America’s political orientation. In a large number of countries, left parties have come to power. Their programs have emphasized redistribution of resources to aid the poorer segments … Continue reading

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Dutch city of Utrecht to experiment with a universal, unconditional ‘basic income’ – The Independent

The Dutch city of Utrecht will start an experiment which hopes to determine whether society works effectively with universal, unconditional income introduced. The city has paired up with the local university to establish whether the concept of ‘basic income’ can … Continue reading

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