LESS #4 – Call for Contributions


LESS is a journal on degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. Issue 4: the ecology issue.With Glasgow's COP26 fading into history as another milestone in industrial civilisations' failure to reckon seriously with the root causes of climate change, the limitations of our ability to handle diffuse, complex risk becomes clearer. Our national and global...

Freedom is an Attitude: Land, Craft, and Rebellion in The Highlands


Affordable access to secure, decent housing was difficult enough for many before the pandemic. Afterwards, it’s even worse. Buyers fleeing urban environments for an ‘improved quality of life’ have created a particularly overheated property market in the Highlands and Islands. Rural areas already suffering from depopulation and chronic housing shortages for locals, especially young...

Education for Transformation: Rethinking education in a time of ecological and social crisis


It is only by mainlining the adoption of degrowth education that Scotland can begin to move to systems of educational practice that begin to address the multiple emergencies we face, writes Mark Langdon, member of the newly established Anti-Capitalist Education Network. Illustration by Andy Arthur.There is a great quote by Bill Shankly (the famous...

Wasted Opportunity: Decoupling Social Mobility from Resource Consumption


Kate Chambers on the class divisions and social inequality exposed by the pandemic, and the environmental imperative to decouple social mobility from growth and resource consumption.During the global pandemic, Naomi Klein asked the newly furloughed classes, those of us who could afford the luxury of isolation, the ones framed in opposition to ‘key workers’:“What...

The Scottish Degrowth Commission – Open Call


Enough! is going to host the sub-theme session "The Scottish Degrowth Commission: work, livelihoods and a ‘just transition’" with Svenja Meyerricks and Ewan Mackenzie at the joint conference of the International Degrowth Research Network and the International Society for Ecological Economics on 5th - 8th July 2021. ‘The Scottish Degrowth Commission’ is a panel...