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A Degrowth Project: Degrowth policy proposals and political agenda

What are the main obstacles and perspectives for a degrowth political movement and agenda?

In 2013, in France was published a successful book translated into several languages: A Degrowth Project, Manifesto for an Unconditonnal Autonomy Allowance (Liegey et al, Editions Utopia, 2013). This book is the result of the political dynamics around degrowth in France in the late 2000's and early 2010's (Parti Pour La Décroissance, Mouvement des Objecteurs de Croissance, Association des Objecteurs de Croissance and its platform)

In 2020 Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide also collects and offers a synthesis of what a Degrowth Project would look like, also in promoting and developing the idea of Unconditionnal Autonomy Allowance (Vincent Liegey and Anitra Nelson, Pluto Press, 2020).

Since then, debates on degrowth policy proposals is still going on. In 2022, Exploring degrowth policy proposals: A systematic mapping with thematic synthesis academic paper on Journal on Cleaner solution (Nick Fitzpatrick a, Timothee Parrique, Ines Cosme, 2020) lists and tries to classifies, articulates the rich diversity of proposals published.

Also in 2022, in The Future Is Degrowth book, Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter, and Aaron Vansintjan reflects on degrowth political agenda and also underlines the weak or unexplored questions.

Following the degrowth conference debates at the EU Parliament, this session would offer a space to reflect on what could be a degrowth project? Which proposals, policies, and how to articulate them? Also, how to explore the weakest and unexplored dimensions of such a project? What are the main obstacles and perspectives for a degrowth political movement and agenda?

Participatory session.


Day: 2023-09-01
Start time: 12:00
Duration: 01:30
Room: ZV-KC-Cres
Type: Special Session
Theme: Degrowth as a political project?


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