Book release of “Degrowth & Strategy: how to bring about social-ecological transformation”

“This is a true gift, not only to degrowthers, but to all those who understand the need for radical change.” Stefania Barca

The book “Degrowth & Strategy”, organized by Degrowth Vienna, includes over fifty authors from the degrowth community and beyond, highlighting concrete strategies to bring about social-ecological transformation.

Degrowth Vienna combines research and activism related to degrowth and advocates for social and ecological justice through various activities. In 2020, the association organised the digital conference “Degrowth Vienna 2020 – Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation”.
Building on contributions from this conference, an editorial team was founded by members of Degrowth Vienna with the goal to publish a book, highlighting the importance of engaging with strategy in the degrowth movement. Two years later, the book is finally being released as a forthcoming collected volume published with Mayfly Books under a Creative Commons license.The book includes over fifty authors and has been endorsed by the leading scholars and activists from the degrowth community and beyond.

The book in a nutshell:
Degrowth is a counter-hegemonic movement that has the ambitious aim of transforming society towards social and ecological justice.
But how do we get there?
That is the question this book addresses. Adhering to the multiplicity of degrowth whilst also arguing that strategic prioritisation and coordination are key, Degrowth & Strategy advances the debate on strategy for social-ecological transformation. It explores what strategizing means, identifies key directions for the degrowth movement, and scrutinises strategies in practice that aim to realise a degrowth society.
Bringing together voices from degrowth and related movements, this book creates a polyphony for change going beyond the sum of its parts.

By: Edited by Nathan Barlow, Livia Regen, Noémie Cadiou, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya, Max Hollweg, Christina Plank, Merle Schulken and Verena Wolf , and published by Mayfly Books

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