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Individual Paper: Beyond visions and projects: the need for a debate on strategy in the degrowth movement

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In this article we will argue why the degrowth movement lacks strategy and an in depth understanding of transformation processes. In most cases research in the field of degrowth sticks to analysing the current problems and outlining how a degrowth future could look like. We found that a discussion on how the degrowth transformation can be achieved is missing. We argue that the strategic indeterminance can be overcome by an interdisciplinary approach to studying the barriers to a degrowth transformation in a time and scale sensitive manner that is co-produced by other degrowth actors. The understanding of transformation processes can then serve as the foundation for evaluating appropriate strategies. This discussion paper will showcase a debate that developed out of the 2018 Degrowth and Environmental Justice summer school at ICTA-UAB, Barcelona and the study of degrowth texts. We hope to stimulate the debate on transformation processes and strategy within the degrowth community to facilitate a degrowth transition.

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Day: 2018-08-22
Start time: 11:30
Duration: 00:15
Room: ABF (Lilla sallen)
Track: Politics of Degrowth

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