Giacomo D’Alisa

Short bio

Giacomo D’Alisa is a political ecologist and ecological economics with interdisciplinary skills. He is a research fellow at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, granted with the FCT Post-Doc Fellowship for a project on the Commons. At CES he is member of the “Oficina de Ecologia e Sociedade”. In the last years, he has been: Visiting Researcher at Department of Environmental Policy of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Amsterdam (VU) in the Netherlands; Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Bari in Italy; and Senior Research Fellow at the Croatian Institute of Political Ecology. He has been advancing together with prominent social scientists the political ecology agenda of the “Barcelona school” of environmental justice and degrowth. His academic work employs critical and innovative frameworks drawn from ecological economics, political theory, integrate assessment and urban political ecology to investigate changes in the societal metabolic patterns and the consequent environmental injustice they can generate. In 2015 he co-edited a book titled: Degrowth: A Vocabulary For a New Era. The book has been translated into ten different languages. In 2020 a new book:” The case for degrowth” he has co-authored will be published by Polity Press . He has been Co-PI – Deputy Director of a large-scale FP7 EU-funded project (ENTITLE) and has participated in several more EU funded projects (Horizon 2020; FP7, LIFE+).

Other degrowth related publications:

2020 D’Alisa G. and Kallis G. Degrowth and the State. Ecological Economics. Vol. 169, 106486.

D’Alisa, Giacomo (2019), “Degrowth”, Dicionário Alice. Consultado a 21.04.20, em ISBN: 978-989-8847-08-9

2019 D’Alisa G. The State of Degrowth. In Chertkovskaya E.; Paulsson A. and Barca S. (eds.) Towards a political economy of degrowth. Rowman & Littlefield.

2019 Aillon J.L. and D’Alisa G. Our affluence is killing us: What degrowth offers health and wellbeing. K. Zywert and S.Quilley (eds.).Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. University of Toronto Press.

2018 Weber G., Calaf-Forn M., Puig-Ventosa I. Cabras I. D’Alisa G. Promoting Waste Degrowth and Environmental Justice at a Local Level: the Case of Unit-Pricing Schemes in Spain Ecological Economics, Vol. 156, Pages 306-317.

2015 Kallis G., Demaria F. D’Alisa G., Degrowth In D’Alisa G. Demaria F., Kallis G. (Eds.) Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era. Routledge, Earthscan

2015 D’Alisa G., Deriu M. Demaria F. (2014) Care. In D’Alisa G. et al. op. cit.

2015 D’Alisa G., Kallis G. (2014) Post-Normal Science. In D’Alisa G. et al. op. cit.

2015 D’Alisa G. Kallis G., Demaria F.,. From austerity to dépense. In In D’Alisa G. et al. op. cit.

2015 D’Alisa G., Forno F., Maurano S. Mapping the redundancy of collective actions. Partecipazione Conflitto Vol. 8 No. 2. Free Access:

2013 D’Alisa G., Demaria F. Cattaneo C. (2013) Civil and Uncivil Actors for a degrowth society. Journal of Civil society, Vol. 9, pp. 212 – 224.

2013 D’Alisa G., Cattaneo C. Household work and energy consumption: a degrowth perspective. Catalonia’s case study. Journal of Cleaner Production Vol. 38, pp. 71-79.

2012 Cattaneo C., D’Alisa G., Kallis G., Zografos C. Degrowth futures and democracy. Futures. Vol. 44, No 6, pp. 515 – 523.