What We’re Reading Now – 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 […]

Degrowth Downunder: A Movement Gathering Momentum

Editor’s note: This article, which offers a view into the Australian degrowth/post-growth landscape was originally published on the website for the 2014 degrowth conference that will occur on September 2-6 in Leipzig, Germany. Check out the conference here! Australia’s two-speed economy, in which those engaged in mineral extraction flourish while the rest flounder, seems to […]

Is Humanity Nature’s Customer?

In September, the former party leader of the largest party in Sweden, the Social Democrats, made a proposition to the Swedish Parliament. He suggested that the concept of “customer” shouldn’t be applicable in tax-supported sectors, such as health care and education, in Sweden. He commented: The change from citizen to customer is in my opinion […]

We Will Tell Our Stories: The Power of Disenchantment and Alternative Futures for Africa

Bayo Akomolafe’s presented at the 2013 Economics of Happiness Conference about the power of disenchantment and trans-local networks.

What We’re Reading (and Listening To!) — November 2012

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (watching and listening to!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. This month I asked post growth team members to share what they’ve been listening too in the form of talks or radio shows. The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie […]

The Story of Change – Flexing the Citizen Muscle

The media has always been powerful in influencing opinion, awareness and creating change, and so one of the great assets of the Internet age is that media can be produced and disseminated by participatory networks of people. This phenomenon is a seismic shift, as people who have previously been passive receivers and consumers of content in a one-way […]