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Degrowth is a counter-hegemonic movement that has the ambitious aim of transforming society towards social and ecological justice.
But how do we get there?
That is the question this book addresses. Adhering to the multiplicity of degrowth whilst also arguing that strategic prioritisation and coordination are key, Degrowth & Strategy advances the debate on strategy for social-ecological transformation. It explores what strategising means, identifies key directions for the degrowth movement, and scrutinises strategies in practice that aim to realise a degrowth society.
Bringing together voices from degrowth and related movements, this book creates a polyphony for change going beyond the sum of its parts.
Wir wollen eine sozial-ökologische Transformation – aber wie kommen wir dorthin? Der Sammelband „Degrowth und Strategie“ bringt zu dieser Frage Stimmen aus Bewegungen und Wissenschaft zusammen. Ein Gespräch mit den Co-Autor*innen Merle Schulken und Ulrich Brand.
In this „Economics for Rebels“ episode, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya depicts a convincing strategic canvas for degrowth. In her interview here with Alexandra Köves they discuss the book in more detail and dive into the anti-capitalist strategic framework of Erik Olin Wright.
In this „Economics for Rebels“ episode, Halliki Kreinin and Tahir Latif draw upon the chapter about the just transition in the aviation sector they co-authored in the book Together with Alexandra Köves, they discuss how to transform work that prioritizes short term profit over sustainability, the so-called „batshit jobs“, while providing equitable conditions for those employed in it.
In this episode, Tonny Nowshin, Nina Treu and Matthias Schmelzer join the postcapitalism podcast to talk about the possible strategic development of the degrowth movement, nowtopias and the concept of the pluriverse. The focal point is the discussion of their book chapter dealing with what degrowth can learn from other social movements and struggles for social-ecological transformation.
On this „She Drives Mobility“ episode, John Szabo discusses with Katja Diehl about the chapter about mobility and transport that he co-authored with Thomas Smith and Leon Leuser in the book. The episode tackles questions of degrowth transformation in the mobility sector and investigates different directions, from technology based scenarios, to others that question mobility in itself.
In this episode, Nathan Barlow and Livia Regen, the two coordinators of Degrowth & Strategy, speak with hosts Aaron and Alicia about the challenges of coordinating such a big project over the last two years, the small successes along the way, and some reflections on the book’s key messages.
Susan Paulson joins the US-based radio show and podcast, This is Hell!, to discuss her chapter on the potential of strategic entanglements! They explore how thinking about strategy from a quantum perspective can illuminate the role of intentional plurality when strategizing and how to mindfully form allies for a transformative project like degrowth.
„Degrowth by Design – not by Desaster!“ – so lautet der Slogan der Postwachstumsbewegung. Doch trotz der eskalierenden Klimakrise, Dürren, Waldbränden und Überflutungen sind ihre Forderungen nach einer Rücknahme des Wirtschaftswachstums im medialen und politischen Diskurs kaum präsent. Im Interview diskutieren wir mit Matthias Schmelzer und Nina Treu vom Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie darüber, was es braucht, um das zu ändern und fragen: Was tun?
degrowth.info – 27.07.2022
In a previous article you may have read about the book Degrowth & Strategy; it was still a work in progress then and we were reaching out for financial support. Today, July 27th 2022, the collected volume Degrowth & Strategy: how to bring about social-ecological transformation is finally out….
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