bibliography 2016

Day 1 – Monday 4h July   Martínez-Alier, Joan. 2012. Environmental Justice and Economic Degrowth: An Alliance between Two Movements. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 23(1): 51-73. Giorgos Kallis & Hug March (2015) Imaginaries of Hope: The Utopianism of Degrowth, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105:2, 360-368, DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2014.973803, the link to this article: Read More

Energy sovereignity

Energy sovereignity – Daniela Del Bene (ICTA-UAB) Tuesday 12th July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère Facing an unsustainable and undemocratic energy system, many voices protest against energy infrastructure, extraction of materials, polluting technology while at the same time advocate for an energy transition towards renewable energy, energy efficiency and absolute energy savings. Concepts like “Energy Justice”, “Energy Democrcy”, Read More

Social limits to growth

Social limits to growth – Filka Sekulova (ICTA-UAB) and Agata Hummel (UAM, Poznan) Wednesday 6th July, 12.00-13-30, UAB Campus This lecture embraces various streams of degrowth coming from anthropology, cultural studies, sociology and psychology. We will start out with an exposition of the critics to utilitarianism, drawing on the works of Mauss, Caile, and Latouche. Next the Read More

Commoning for degrowth

Commoning for degrowth, Giacomo D’Alisa (ICTA-UAB) Monday 11th July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère   Social scientists, in particular economists, have typified goods and services in order to study analytically their characteristics and how well  they fit with self-regulatory mechanism of markets. Two main characteristics of goods and services have been considered worth investigating: a) their degree of Read More


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

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

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