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12 lines of flight for just degrowth

Alexis J. Passadakis, Matthias Schmelzer, July 2010

Summary :

What is our goal in criticising growth, and why do we think it necessary in principle to sketch lines of flight for a degrowth economy at this juncture? Our goal is to establish social rights globally, such that a good life is possible for everybody. Our alternative of a just degrowth economy is not simply focused on an abstract « survival of humanity » or « saving nature, » as are many varieties of growth criticism. This kind of perspective is in danger of obscuring the concrete social rights of individuals and groups. Instead, it aims at meeting the demand for social justice and equality in the here and now, and in the future.

Sources :

Website of Postwachstum in Bewegung postwachstum.net/postwachstum-degrowth-decroissance/