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The Post-Growth Project : How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

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Description

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn't grow.For decades, it has been widely recognised that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different ways of living, working and organising our economies are urgently required. This urgency has increased since the financial crash of 2007-2008 - but mainstream economists and politicians are unable to think differently. The authors demonstrate why our economic system demands ecologically unsustainable growth and the pursuit of more 'stuff'. They believe that what matters is quality, not quantity - a better life based on having fewer material possessions, less production and less work. Such a way of life will emphasize well-being, community, security, and what Ivan Illich rightly called 'conviviality'. That is, more real wealth. The book will therefore appeal to everyone curious as to how a new post-growth economics can be conceived and enacted. It will be of particular interest to policy makers, politicians, business people, trade unionists, academics, students, journalists and a wide range of people working in the not for profit sector. All of the contributors are leading thinkers on Green issues and members of the new think tank Green House.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 11.94mm | 350g
  • London Publishing Partnership
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1907994394
  • 9781907994395
  • 815,870

About John Blewitt

John Blewitt is a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute. He is author of Media, Ecology and Conservation (Green Books, 2010), Understanding Sustainable Development (Earthscan, 2014) and co-author of Sustainable Business (Earthscan, 2014). A sociologist by training, he currently works at Aston Business School. Ray Cunningham is a freelance writer, speaker, translator and consultant on British-German knowledge exchange, mainly in the area of sustainability. He is the former Director of the Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society and joint Founder and Convenor of the British-German Environment Forum. The contributors are: Molly Scott Cato, Andrew Dobson, Jonathan Essex, Brian Heatley, Andrew Pearmain and Rupert Read.show more