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01.03.2012
Getting Markets to Work for Green PoliticsFinance and Economy

In Finland, Sairanen & Stenhäll’s book has been presented as an important stand to the discussion on how the economic sphere should be developed. It takes the position that no new green economic system is needed, rather we need to make hard decisions based on the current market economy.

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01.03.2012
Transitioning to a Postconsumerist FuturePost-Growth

The economic crisis that most of the western economies are facing is digging a breach in our consumer’s narratives. Signs of transition to a new kind of society are numerous in the USA as in Europe and Japan. Despite the claims of prominent development economists, a high mass-consumption society is not the endpoint of history. Could it be that a postconsumerist era is already creeping on us?

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01.03.2012
How fast should the wheel turn?Post-Growth

The ecologist Reinhard Loske wants to get away from the dogma of growth. Ralf Fücks, CEO of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation, favours green growth and a bio-economy. An interview.

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01.03.2012
Beyond old cleavages, new green debatesPost-Growth

The growth/degrowth debate should be put in perspective as the latest version of older cleavages between the Greens, like the eco-centric/anthropocentric dilemma.

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01.03.2012
Beyond growth/degrowth, questions for the Greens in transitionPost-Growth

The re-emergence of the debate on growth must not push the Greens towards fundamentalism. The idea is not to jump into a ‘back to the roots’ movement but rather to review a series of questions that have been left unanswered, without falling into the trap of false dilemmas. In this prospect, is the question of how to reduce inequality in Europe; with or without economic growth, maybe one of the most important?

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01.03.2012
The European Crisis and Its Challenges for the GreensWelfare and Social Issues

The events that shook Europe in 2011 show signs that we have arrived at the end of a chapter in the history of European integration.

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01.03.2012
Editorial Project: greening the debate on the future of EuropeFuture of EU

If they really want to take up the challenges that they will face in this century, Europeans need to develop a common public sphere where their differences can meet. By helping to build a green European public space, the Green European Journal aims to make a modest green contribution to this broader project.

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01.03.2012
Europe’s Identity CrisisDemocracy

The European Project lacks any significant ingredient of emotional bonding. In the absence of a “European soul”, the existing rational, bureaucratic structure is doomed to remain a distant presence for the citizens of Europe.

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01.03.2012
What’s Going on in Hungary?Politics

As the Hungarian government continues to receive criticism for its undemocratic ‘reforms’, LMP co-founder Kristóf Szombati discusses whether they mark a return of nationalist ideology to Europe.

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01.03.2012
Visions for the Future of EuropeFuture of EU

In advance of a Party meeting on the future of European, Green members of the German Bundestag and European Parliament discuss the future of the European project.

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