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w25: Ecological economics III

week 25: Ecological economics III

Zero growth / Degrowth

BBC (2014), Budget 2014: Growth forecasts raised for 2014 and 2015, BBC News, Mar 19th

Brynjolfsson, E and McAfee, A (2014), The Second Machine Age, New York: W. W. Norton & Company

Crooks, E (2009), Prosperity without growth (review), Financial Times, Nov 23rd

Daly, HE and Farley, J (2011), Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications, 2nd ed., Washington, DC: Island Press [see google books link]

Dietz, R and O’Neill, DW (2013), Enough is enough: Building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers [foreword, preface and chapter 1 are available as a pdf from the publisher and see CASSE materials and video]

Foster, JB (2011), Capitalism and degrowth: an impossibility theorem, Monthly Review, v62 i8 January

Ito, A (2014), Your Job Taught to Machines Puts Half U.S. Work at Risk, Bloomberg, Mar 12th

* Jackson, T (2009a), Prosperity without Growth? – The transition to a sustainable economy, Sustainable Development Commission [see 2010 TED talk]

* Jackson, T (2009b, repr. 2011), Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet, Abingdon: Earthscan

Kallis, G et al (2012), The economics of degrowth, Ecological Economics, v84 December pp172-180

Lambie-Mumford, H et al (2014), Household Food Security in the UK: A Review of Food Aid, University of Warwick, with the Food Ethics Council, February

Martinez-Alier, J et al (2010), Sustainable degrowth: Mapping the context, criticsism and future prospects of an emergent paradigm, Ecological Economics, v69 i9 pp1741-1747

OBR (2014), Economic and Fiscal Outlook March 2014, Office of Budget Responsibility, March

O’Neill, DW, Dietz, R and Jones, N (editors)(2010), Enough is Enough: Ideas for a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, The Report of the Steady State Economy Conference, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (Arlington, Virginia, USA) and Economic Justice for All (Leeds, UK)

Sekulova, F et al (2012), Degrowth: from theory to practice, Journal of Cleaner Production, v38 pp1-6

* Simms, A, Johnson, V and Chowla, P (2010), Growth isn’t possible: Why we need a new economic direction, New Economics Foundation (NEF), Jan.

Smith, R (2010), Beyond growth or beyond capitalism, Real World Economics Review, i53 pp28-42

Trainer, T (2011), The radical implications of a zero growth economyReal World Economics Review, i57 pp71-82

Trussell Trust (2013), Biggest ever increase in UK foodbank use [press release], The Trussell Trust, April 28th


Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)

Research and Degrowth – “Research & Degrowth, (R&D) is an academic association dedicated to research, awareness raising, and events organization around the topic of degrowth. R&D defines degrowth as a multi-level voluntary path towards reduction of production and consumption aiming at ecological sustainability, good life, liberty, and social justice. For R&D, degrowth is grounded in ecology, ecological economics, anthropology, psychology, and social sciences in general. In the degrowth process, R&D is concerned with democracy, international cooperation, and understanding as opposed to societal closure, fragmentation and authoritarianism.”