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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01.03.2012
Four Steps to a Growth-Free, Prosperous Finland

Humanity is facing an undeniable challenge. Economic growth is necessary to sustain the welfare state, but this growth is more unsustainable than ever before. It’s not at all clear how this paradox – the need for economic growth that is unsustainable – can be resolved.

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01.03.2012
Transitioning to a Postconsumerist Future

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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