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Eco-Imperial Relations: The Roots of Dispossessive and Unequal Accumulation

By¬†Gustavo¬†A.¬†Garc√≠a L√≥pez,¬†Grettel¬†NavasIntroductionOver the last decades, ‚Äúimperialism‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúenvironment‚ÄĚ have become closely linked concepts (Arnold 2015). Traditionally, scholars of empire had tended to ignore environmental issues (Arnold 2015; Foster and Clark …

Crisis, liminality and the decolonization of the social imaginary

By Angelos VarvarousisAbstractThe decolonization of the social imaginary has been proposed as an important dimension of the transition towards a degrowth society. However, although omnipresent in the degrowth literature, the …

Decolonizing degrowth in the post-development convergence: Questions, experiences, and proposals from two Indigenous territories

By¬†Padini Nirmal,¬†Dianne RocheleauAbstractA growing coalition of degrowth scholar-activist(s) seeks to transform degrowth into an interdisciplinary and international field bridging a rising network of social and environmental justice movements. We offer …

The nowtopia of the riverbank: Elder environmental activism

By¬†Mary Gearey,¬†Neil RavenscroftAbstractDegrowth imaginaries offer alternative ways of envisioning future societies. Those, predominantly working age and working class people, seeking to purposefully enact degrowth in the here and now are …

Geographies of degrowth: Nowtopias, resurgences and the decolonization of imaginaries and places

¬†By¬†Federico Demaria,¬†Giorgos Kallis,¬†Karen BakkerAbstractThe term ‚Äėd√©croissance‚Äô (degrowth) signifies a process of political and social transformation that reduces a society’s material and energy use while improving the quality of life. Degrowth …

Mapping and Analyzing Ecological Distribution Conflicts in Andean Countries

By Mario¬†P√©rez-Rinc√≥n, Julieth¬†Vargas-Morales, Joan Mart√≠nez-Alier.AbstractThe extractive sector is increasingly important in the¬†GDP¬†and export basket of the four Andean countries under study (ACs) (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia). The analysis of …

Who promotes sustainability? Five theses on the relationships between the degrowth and the environmental justice movements

By Bengi Abkulut,¬†Federico Demaria, Julien-Fran√ßois Gerber, Joan Mart√≠nez-Alier.AbstractEnvironmental destructions, overconsumption and overdevelopment are felt by an increasing number of people. Voices for ‚Äėprosperity without growth‚Äô have strengthened and environmental conflicts …

Environmental justice and Chinese dam-building in the global South

By Giuseppina Siciliano, Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel, Juan Liu, Frauke Urban. AbstractChinese investments in large hydropower dams have rapidly increased all over the world in the last 20 years. …

A socio-metabolic perspective on environmental justice and degrowth movements

By Arnim Scheidel and Anke Schaffartzik.AbstractDegrowth and environmental justice movements share overarching aims of sustainability and justice and pursue them through radical social change and resistances. Both movements are diverse …

Environmental Justice Movements in India: An analysis of the multiple manifestations of violence.

By Brototi Roy and Joan Martinez-Alier.AbstractWith each passing year, defending land and water, livelihoods and cultures appears to become more violent. Against the alarming number of murders of environmental activists …

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