22.10.2012
Thinking Beyond Capitalism with André Gorz

While we “miserably await a future, which restores the past”, we should “break with this dying society never to be reborn”. Such was the certitude of philosopher André Gorz, who passed away just five years ago.

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12.10.2012
Tim Jackson: Challenging the ‘Group Think’ of Mainstream Economists

Tim Jackson’s ‘Prosperity Without Growth’ has been credited with reviving the debate over the merits of economic growth. This review describes it as a book that challenges orthodox economic thinking and which presents a path to a sustainable future.

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09.10.2012
To Grow or Not to Grow?

The growth-degrowth debate is a non-issue that hampers a fundamental discussion on the reasons underlying the wish for (or against) economic growth.

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03.10.2012
The Economy in the Aftermath of Growth

The ongoing climate, resource and financial crises underscore the failure of a prosperity model based on growth and dependency on consumption.

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26.09.2012
Pushing the Limits to Growth – with Nature as Our Example

The debate of growth versus degrowth misses a crucial point: while there are limits to further growth, we can find ways to move these limits.

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13.08.2012
Free Science: the Commons and Knowledge

How to approach intellectual goods, information and knowledge in the 21st century?

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29.03.2012
The Green Economy – the New Magic Bullet?

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01.03.2012
De-growth: can Croatia afford less work and less consumption?

What does the growth/degrowth debate mean for a country like Croatia? Two decades after gaining independence following the collapse of the Yugoslav Republic, Croatia remains a country with economic and political problems. Is it possible for it to transition to a degrowth economy, and how would such a transition take place?

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01.03.2012
No growth? In search of another path for Europe

Austerity or growth, austerity for growth, and maybe for a different kind of growth? In 2012, this debate is on the top of the European agenda. But what should we do if growth is no longer possible?

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01.03.2012
An Austrian Debate: Green New Deal and the Post-Growth Economy

How can a Green political party influence a long term discussion on the topic of post-growth politics? How can it centre this discussion on short term political action? Is it possible to develop the Green New Deal in order to obtain a short term exit from the crisis and an economy without growth in the long term? All of these questions were debated at the Green Summer Academy, organised by the Grüne Bildungswerkgstatt.

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