Degrowth as an Alternative to the Consumption Society

[Articles and opinion pieces published in this blog do not necessarily reflect the polices and opinions of the organizers of the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas. They are posted here to stimulate discussion and debate on issues relevant to degrowth.]

SOE Scientific Briefing Paper, Sadhbh Juárez Bourke

Abstract: During the past forty years, the term Degrowth has gained presence as a motto for social movements, a political slogan and a theoretical discourse. This paper provides an insight on the conceptual roots of the term and its geographical extension. Some of its theoretical elaborations are presented, with emphasis on the implications for the current consumption society. Finally, an overview on the current reach of degrowth initiatives at a practical level is provided.

Read the paper (PDF)

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