In response to the looming eco-social collapse, a growing number of scholars and activists in Europe and beyond call for 'degrowth'. They advocate democratic transitions towards post-capitalist societies that can function within ecological boundaries while being socially equitable. The present paper takes stock of what degrowth entails and addresses where it stands, both as an academic and a political project. It suggests that whereas the academic project is currently fl ourishing, the political project remains marginalised. Against this background, the question of what it would take for the political project of degrowth to gain momentum is addressed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Avoiding eco-social collapse: the degrowth project|
|Journal||Revista de Economía y Estadística|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Ecological economics
- Eco-social policies