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Democracy

Democracy – Christos Zografos (ICTA-UAB) Monday 11th July, 10.00-11.30, Cerbère   In this class, we will introduce the concept of direct democracy and its relevance for degrowth. Furthermore, we will discuss the importance of a renowned case of direct, popular self-rule, namely the 1871 Paris Commune. Finally, we will collectively reflect on the political implications Read More

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From the Indignados movement to “Barcelona en Comú”

From the Indignados movement to “Barcelona en Comú”: some avenues for thinking about a degrowth social-ecological transformation? – Viviana Asara (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Friday 8th July, 12.00-13.30, UAB Campus Degrowth scholars have argued that a degrowth social-ecological transformation should involve the combination of different strategies, in which social movements and so-called ‘non Read More

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Biophysical limits to growth

Biophysical limits to growth – Clive Spash (WU Vienna University) Wednesday 6th July, 10.00-11.30, UAB Campus   The phrase “limits to growth” (LTG) was popularised by the publication of a small book by Meadows et al. (1972) that created some public debate and aggressive responses from economists. This work highlighted the conflict between expecting human Read More

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Mining conflicts in the global environmental justice movement

Mining conflicts in the global environmental justice movement – Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos (ICTA-UAB) Tuesday 5th July, 12.00-13.30, UAB Campus   The mining extraction frontier continues to expand worldwide. What is driving this expansion? For some, the fundamental factor is the change in metabolic profiles (in terms of energy and material flows) of high-demand countries. For others, Read More

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Challenges for degrowth and environmental justice in the North – South debate

  Challenges for degrowth and environmental justice in the North – South debate – Ulrich Brand (University of Vienna / Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam) Tuesday 5th July 2016, 10.00-11.30, UAB Campus Two thrilling debates take place in different parts of the world. In Europe, the concept of degrowth gains importance as a strategy Read More

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Latest challenges within degrowth

Latest challenges within degrowth – Giorgos Kallis (ICTA-UAB) Monday 4th July, 12.00-13.30, UAB Campus   This lecture introduces degrowth, as a project of radical socioecological transformation calling for decolonizing the social imaginary from capitalism’s pursuit of endless growth. Degrowth is an advanced reincarnation of the radical environmentalism of the 1970s. This lecture will use Ursula Read More

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Environmental justice, ecologism of the poor and degrowth (2016)

Environmental justice, ecologism of the poor and degrowth – Joan Martinez-Alier (ICTA-UAB) Monday 4th July, 10.00 – 11.30, UAB Campus   The words ‘‘environmental justice’’ were initially used in the United States in the early 1980s for local complaints against ‘‘environmental racism,’’ i.e., the disproportionate pollution burdens in areas primarily inhabited by disadvantaged ethnic groups. Read More

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Program 2016

Program Outline General framework of the course:  Morning sessions – standard classes of 1h 30 min each with questions and answers, with 15 minutes pause in between. Afternoon sessions – interactive workshops.   Location: 4th – 9th July Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 10th – 15th July Cerbère, France     Date Activity 03/07 Sunday 17.30 Read More

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Related events 2016

5th International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity Budapest (Hungary), 30th August – 3rd September 2016 After Paris in 2008, Barcelona in 2010, Venice in 2012 and Leipzig in 2014, the conference, which focuses on ecological sustainability and social equity, will be held in the Corvinus University of Budapest. First and foremost, Read More

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Call 2016

 Degrowth and environmental justice: Alternatives and proposals A trans-disciplinary summer school on methods and practices4th-15th July 2016Barcelona-Cerbère   We are pleased to announce the third edition of the Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice, organized by ICTA and Research & Degrowth, taking place in Barcelona (Spain) and Cerbère (France), 4th-15th July 2016! The intellectual and Read More