“From pandemic toward care-full degrowth” An article by Susan Paulson et al

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.

Find the article here: https://www.interfacejournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Paulson-et-al.pdf 

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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.

Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance (FaDA) is a dynamic and inclusive network that works to make feminist thought and practice an integral part of degrowth. You can subscribe by sending an email to fada-subscribe@lists.riseup.net. Also, you can visit our FaDA project space on degrowth.info, follow us on twitter, or write to the coordination group at fada-feminismsanddegrowth@riseup.net.

One Comment on ““From pandemic toward care-full degrowth” An article by Susan Paulson et al”

  1. Having read this article and Susan Paulson’s “Degrowth: culture, power, and change”, I can easily say that I agree with the positions and analysis presented. The challenges involved are daunting whether they are taken on voluntarily or by necessity, but it is nice to know there are others that think like me.

    One factor not touched on was population. Given the widespread belief in the right (and desirability) to breed, it would seem to be an impossible task to rein in consumption – no matter how much efficiency and technology are introduced. Also, I have tried over the years to convince friends of the desperate
    need to get away from capitalism & consumption – all have looked at me like I was crazy (and ignorant).

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