Here you can find reading suggestions to get you started with post-growth economics.
Post-growth is not a unified field. What is post-growth ?
- Jackson T. 2016, Prosperity without growth (2nd edition), 350 pages, Routlege
- Jackson T. 2021, Post growth: life after capitalism, 256 pages, Polity
- Raworth K. 2017, Doughnut economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, 384 pages, Random House Business
- Victor P. 2019, Managing without growth: slower by design, not by disaster (2nd edition), 413 pages, Edward Elgar
- Varoufakis Y. 2021, Another now: dispatches from an Alternative Present, 204 pages, Bodley Head
The degrowth lenses to post-growth: an overview
- Fitzpatrick, N., Parrique, T., & Cosme, I. (2022). Exploring degrowth policy proposals: A systematic mapping with thematic synthesis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 132764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132764
- Hickel J. 2020, What does degrowth mean? A few points of clarification, Globalizations, pp 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2020.1812222
- Inês C., Santos R., O’Neill D. 2017, Assessing the degrowth discourse: A review and analysis of academic degrowth policy proposals, Journal of Cleaner Production 149, pp. 321-334, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617302202
- Kallis G., Kerschner C., Martinez-Alier J. 2012, The economics of degrowth, Ecological economics 84, pp. 172-180, https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ecological-economics/vol/84/suppl/C
- Kallis G., Kostakis V., Lange S., Muraca B., Paulson S., Schmelzer M. 2018, Research on degrowth, Annual Review of Environment and Resources 43, pp. 291-316, https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-025941
- Weiss M., Cattaneo C. 2017, Degrowth: taking stock and reviewing an emerging academic paradigm, Ecological economics 137, pp. 220-230, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.01.014
Topic starter kit: growth imperative
- Blauwhof F. 2012, Overcoming accumulation: Is a capitalist steady-state economy possible?, Ecological Economics 84 (84), pp. 254–261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.03.012. (“zero growth and capitalism are incompatible”)
- Cahen-Fourot L., Lavoie M. 2016, Ecological monetary economics: A post-Keynesian critique, Ecological Economics 126, pp. 163–168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.03.007. (“monetary creation alone does not create a growth imperative”)
- Lawn P. 2011, Is steady-state capitalism viable?: A review of the issues and an answer in the affirmative, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1219 (1), pp. 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.05966.x. (“well-regulated capitalism work without growth”)
- Richters O. Siemoneit A. 2017, Consistency and Stability Analysis of Models of a Monetary Growth Imperative, Ecological Economics 136, pp. 114–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.01.017. (“the stability of zero growth depends on saving and investment decisions”)
- Richters O., Siemoneit A. 2019, Growth imperatives: Substantiating a contested concept, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 51 pp. 126–137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2019.07.012.
- Smith R., Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism, Real-world economics review 53, pp. 28–42. http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue53/Smith53.pdf. (“steady-state capitalism is a fantasy”)
- Strunz S., Bartkowski B., Schindler H. 2017, Is there a monetary growth imperative?, In Victor, Peter A.; Dolter, Brett (eds.). Handbook on growth and sustainability, Edward Elgar. pp. 326–355. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781783473564.00024. (“the monetary growth imperative is still disputed”)
- Svartzman, R., Ament, J., Barmes, D., Erickson, J., Farley, J., Guay-Boutet, C., and Kosoy, N. 2020. Money, interest rates and accumulation on a finite planet – Revisiting the ‘monetary growth imperative’ through institutionalist approaches, pp. 266–83, in Costanza, R., Erickson, J. D., Farley, J., and Kubiszewski, I. (eds.), Sustainable Wellbeing futures: a research and action agenda for Ecological Economics, Northampton, Edward Elgar Publishing. https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781789900941/9781789900941.00026.xml. (“the monetary growth imperative should be understoond through the importance of interest for accumulation practices”)
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