Monthly Archives: December 2015

Development as Buen Vivir

Walsh, Catherine (2010) ‘Development as Buen Vivir: Institutional arrangements and (de)colonial entanglements’, Development 53(1): 15–21. | Article | Early formulations of Buen Vivir emerged in reaction to classical development strategies, either due to its negative social or environmental impacts, or … Continue reading

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Promethean porn and Malthusian mistakes: a letter to Leigh Phillips | Small Farm Future

Your book blurb promises a ‘combative and puckish’ style. Well, we greens do have a reputation for humour-free self-righteousness, and I’m all in favour of the mordant wit and trenchant analysis I associate with puckish writers. So, bracing myself, I … Continue reading

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Fake ads mocking corporate sponsors of the COP21 climate talks pop up in Paris

‘Brandalism’ group covers Paris in satirical outdoor ads for the climate summit’s corporate sponsors http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/trending/paris-climate-talks-fake-ads-corporate-sponsors-brandalism-1.3345916

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A debate: Is “degrowth” the right word for our alternative to growth?

From an Oxfam UK blog. Kate Raworth, now writing the book of her brilliant ‘Doughnut Economics’ paper and blog, returns to discuss degrowth. Tomorrow, Giorgos Kallis, the world’s leading academic on degrowth, responds. Here’s what troubles me about degrowth: I … Continue reading

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Rojava: A Muslim experiment in alternative governance – NYT

Our destination was a sliver of land in the far north of Syria: Rojava, or ‘‘land where the sun sets.’’ The regime of President Bashar al-Assad doesn’t officially recognize Rojava’s autonomous status, nor does the United Nations or NATO — … Continue reading

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