Creating global prosperity without economic growth

Occupy Wall Street Protest At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society – from the local to the global.
 
In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled ‘revolving door’ between industry and government, and an endless stream of campaign contributions from dirty oil and other lucrative industries, is the long-championed ideal of a truly democratic state now a lost cause? Should concerned citizens and activists turn their attention instead to establishing sustainable economic alternatives within their towns and communities? Or should we all be doing much more to ensure that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”, as Abraham Lincoln once avowed?

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by Tegan Tallullah on 24th February 2015

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What We’re Reading Now – January 2015

by Tegan Tallullah on 27th January 2015

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (and watching!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms.    The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses – by John Dryzek In The Politics of the Earth John Dryzek uses the concept of discourse to explain the various perspectives on the environmental movement […]

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Local Spotlight: Brighton Food Waste Collective

by Tegan Tallullah on 16th December 2014

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by Tegan Tallullah on 9th December 2014

“…Progress is one of the most powerful notions in the modern world” writes John Dryzek in The Politics of the Earth. I’m inclined to agree with him. Progress acts as a kind of meta-narrative, an incredibly potent and pervasive trope that is woven through stories ancient and contemporary, and forms a core part of our […]

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A Smart Phone with Social Values

by Jeremy Williams on 2nd December 2014

How Fairphone made ethical electronics possible.

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