The Degrowth Commission is publishing the first issue of its journal ‘Less’ in February 2020.
This is a call for papers. This is a ‘economic and ecological’ journal, recognising that the climate crisis is part of a wider socio-ecological crisis. Contributions are invited from anyone, this is not a publication confined to or defined by any academic institution.
Issue 1 asks: what does Degrowth mean in Scotland, and how do we begin to create it?
Papers or chapters on the following themes are invited:
Emancipatory Politics, Participation, Institutions
- Grounding Degrowth in Scottish culture
- Capitalism and economic growth
- Degrowth and independence
- Societal organization and coordination beyond growth
- Democracy beyond growth
- Degrowth and bioregionalism
- Distribution and basic income
- Degrowth and social justice
- Social movements, self-organisation
- Strategies for communicating degrowth
Commons, Society-Nature relations
- Decolonisation and degrowth
- (Eco)feminism and degrowth
- Rethinking Scottish Land Reform around a degrowth agenda
- Productivity and (re)productivity beyond growth
- Environmental justice
- Urban agriculture
- Reimagining Scottish cities in a degrowth economy
- (De)commodification of nature
- Work, labour, and socially meaningful activities beyond growth
- Commons, solidarity, and the gift economy
- Gender and degrowth
Open knowledge. Conviviality. Buen vivir
- Buen vivir, indigenous self-determination and post-development
- Cultural drivers of growth
- (De)urbanization and (de)alienation
- Convivial and experimental learning
- Convivial, free, appropriate and open source technology
- Building a Digital commons
- Spirituality, reconnection and economy
- Knowledge generation, research & development, technology
- Alternative welfare models: well-being, happiness, needs, and the good life
- Cultural, anthropological, and ethical perspectives on degrowth
Different traditions of growth critique are invited to a fruitful dialogue.
Papers should be between 2000-3000 words.
If you have an idea for a submission that you would like to discuss with us, do not hesitate to get in touch. Deadline for Less Issue 1 is 12 December 2019. Complete papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org