By Susan Paulson, Giacomo D’Alisa, Federico Demaria, and Giorgos Kallis with Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance
This article advances the case for caring and commoning as engines for getting through the COVID-19 pandemic and for moving toward more equitable and sustainable futures. Building on two processes of collaborative intellectual work among degrowth activists, it diagnoses relations between growth and crisis; identifies policies to move through and beyond pandemic, including care income; and raises challenges of financing just transitions and dealing with conflicts to come.
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Susan Paulson is Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, and has written on Degrowth: culture, power and change,
Giacomo D’Alisa is a FCT post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, and is co-editor of Degrowth: A vocabulary for a new era.
Federico Demaria is a lecturer in ecological economics and political ecology at the University of Barcelona, and is co-editor of Pluriverse: A post-development dictionary.
Giorgos Kallis is ICREA Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, and is the author of Limits. Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care.
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