Things I’ve written lately, mostly elsewhere.

I’m rather aware that I’ve been neglecting this blog lately.  It’s not because I’ve been inactive, the opposite, in fact.  So here is a list of the most important things I’ve written over the last year and a bit.

“Properly” published stuff:

Kagan, C. M., Burton, M., Duckett, P., Lawthom, R., &Book cover
Siddiquee, A. (October, 2019). Critical Community Psychology: Critical Action and Social Change. (2nd Edn.). London: Routledge.

Burton, M. (2019). Degrowth: The realistic alternative for Labour.
Renewal, 27(2), 88–95. (now open access)

NLR 115 coverBurton, M., & Somerville, P. (2019). Degrowth: A Defence.
New Left Review
, (115), 95–104. Versión En español.

Burton, M. and Guzzo, R. (in press). Liberation Psychology: origins and development.
In L Diaz Comas and E Torres (Eds.) Liberation Psychology: Theory, Method, Practice, and Social Justice. To be published by Springer, North America.  Copy on request

Other pieces:

Six problems for Green Deals (12 September, 2019) Steady State Manchester.   A talk given as part of the panel session on The Economics of Climate Emergency, at Manchester Metropolitan University’s launch event for the Future Economies Research Centre.  Also available here at
Spanish translation here /Traducción a castellano-enlace

The new municipalists defeated in several Spanish cities. Posted on 27 May, 2019, here on Uncommontater.

Do More, Faster! Greater Manchester Climate campaigners call for serious climate action. Posted on 25 March, 2019 ,Steady State Manchester.

Steady State Manchester’s response to the 2019 Greater Manchester Spatial Framework  Posted on 15 March, 2019  Steady State Manchester.

What Kind of a Green Deal? The implications of material and monetary flows. (28 February, 2019)  Steady State Manchester.  This article has been syndicated at
This article has been syndicated at, and Enjeux énergies et environement

What’s gone wrong in Venezuela? Posted on 11 January, 2019, here on Uncommontater.

Manchester’s Climate Change Strategy: All CO2 and mirrors? (12 December, 2018) Steady State Manchester.

An economy that does not grow?(9 November, 2018) Steady State Manchester.
Also at and in Spanish at Revoprosper.

Earlier but significant work:
We need to end growth dependency, but how? 23 February, 2018 (A Critique of Positive Money‘s proposals). Steady State Manchester.
This article is now also available at Resilience and in Spanish translation, in two parts at Revo – prosperidad sostenible: Part 1, and Part 2.

After Peak Capitalism: The livelihood challenge.  On Uncommontater. November, 2017.



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