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Postgrowth and Wellbeing: Challenges to Sustainable Welfare (Hardback)
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Postgrowth and Wellbeing: Challenges to Sustainable Welfare (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 01/08/2017
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This book presents a detailed and critical discussion about how human wellbeing can be maintained and improved in a postgrowth era. It highlights the close links between economic growth, market capitalism, and the welfare state demonstrating that, in many ways, wellbeing outcomes currently depend on the growth paradigm. Here the authors argue that notions of basic human needs deserve greater emphasis in debates on postgrowth because they are more compatible with limits to growth. Drawing on theories of social practices, the book explores structural barriers to transitions to a postgrowth society, and ends with suggestions for policies and institutions that could support wellbeing in the context of postgrowth. This thought-provoking work makes a valuable contribution to debates surrounding climate change, sustainability, welfare states and inequality and will appeal to students and scholars of social policy, sociology, political science, economics, political ecology and human geography.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319599021
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017


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"This concise and comprehensible book provides a very gratifying and manageable reading experience. The structure of the book is coherent with short chapters each beginning with an abstract and ending with an informative conclusion. ... highly recommended reading for all interested in the future of welfare systems and the sustainability of income protection." (Tuuli Hirvilammi, Basic Income Studies, July, 2018)


"Postgrowth and Wellbeing should serve as a reference work for scholars, students and activists engaged in supporting societal transitions towards post-growth societies. Buch and Koch ... stress that, unless the socioeconomic, technological and political articulations framing unsustainable practices are addressed simultaneously, basic needs for health and autonomy may suffer." (Monica Guillen-Royo, Ecological Economics, Vol. 146, April, 2018)

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