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Alain Lipietz

Alain Lipietz is a French economist, philosopher, and a former MEP for EELV.

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11.10.2017
La France et l’Europe de Macron

Alain Lipietz is a French economist, philosopher, and a former MEP for EELV.

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11.10.2017
France and Macron’s Europe

Green economist & philosopher Alain Lipietz explains the state of play in France and Macron's vision for Europe. Is there space for alternative, progressive pro-European forces?

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11.12.2015
Derrière la crise d’Europe-Écologie

Le départ de Jean Vincent Placé d’Europe-Écologie et d’autres députés démissionnaires est sans doute un soulagement pour les écologistes et leurs sympathisants. Mais il est très loin d’avoir « vidé l’abcès ». Ne serait-ce que parce qu’un départ est toujours un échec.

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11.12.2015
Beneath the Surface of the Crisis: A Closer Look at the state of French Greens

Without a doubt, the news of Jean Vincent Placé (leader of Green group in the French Senate) and other Green members’ departure from the group – during the summer 2015 after having accused others in the party Europe Ecologie Les Verts (EELV) of “shifting too far left” and demanding too much of the Socialist government – was a relief to the Greens and their supporters. But, it is far from fully cathartic, perhaps partly because losing members is always a failure.

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09.02.2015
Une politique pour temps de monstres : Dix thèses

Dix thèses politiques par Alain Lipietz.

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05.02.2015
Policy in a Time of Monsters: Ten theses

To diagnose the malaise which political ecology suffers from in the current political system, beset by crises of both economic and cultural natures, we must first examine the position of the Greens in the political landscape, and their relation to both the Left and the Right.

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01.03.2013
France : épicentre de la crise de la “malbouffe”

La France est la plus grande puissance agricole de l’UE. Sa gastronomie a été promue par l’Unesco.

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01.03.2013
France: Epicentre of the ‘Malbouffe’ Crisis

The changes to agriculture in post-war France have had a devastating impact on the environment and on public health. Such changes were the product of international trade agreements and big agri-business, meaning solutions are unlikely to come from the top down. It must be local and small produces that come to the rescue.

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01.03.2012
Fears & hopes: The end of an economic model and the Green alternative

The present crisis already appears to be as serious as the Great Depression of the Thirties, but what does it mean for the future of our economic system? And what is the Green alternative?

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01.03.2012
Craintes et espérances : la crise du modèle libéral-productiviste et son alternative verte

Ouverte officiellement par le Krach de la banque Lehman Brothers, la crise actuelle, qui tourne aujourd’hui à la crise des dettes souveraines, apparaît aussi sérieuse que la Grande Dépression des années trente. Elle mérite certainement le grade attribué par “l’Approche de la Régulation” : une grande crise. C’est à dire: la fin d’un modèle capitaliste de développement.

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