Tag Archives: Steady State Manchester

A new approach for our cities?

Originally posted on Steady State Manchester:
I attended a two hour seminar on Future Climate organised by the North West Climate Change Partnership It was a rather depressing affair since it seems quite clear that we are rushing headlong towards…

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Liberation and living well

This week I’ve been busy in two distinct areas of “scholarly activism”.  At first sight they might seem very disparate, but I think they are part of the same overall project. On Monday, the Steady State Manchester collective, of which … Continue reading

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Culture, information and a resilient community?

Notes from a short provocation for a workshop on Informational Inequalities at the University of Manchester Policy Week day conference on Education Policy and Educational Inequalities. I was asked to contribute one of five brief scene-setting interventions, mine being to … Continue reading

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Convivial Social Policy?

updated 21 November, 2014 As part of the Steady State Manchester project, I’ve been trying to do some work on the implications of a post-growth society and economy for social policy.  This is a real cross-over question for me having … Continue reading

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I’ve been otherwise engaged.

Some recent posts elsewhere. First the initiative I began among community psychologists on the assault on the people of Gaza: Statement of support and solidarity with the people of Gaza 19 July, 2014   The next 5 together form a … Continue reading

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A Green Deal for the Manchester-Mersey Bioregion

I’ve been looking again at this paper that I produced in pamphlet form in 2009; that’s 5 years ago.  A lot has changed since then, so it is really heartening that this amalgam of ideas and proposals, with roots in … Continue reading

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Where will the money come from? Endogenous economic development for the viable economy.

This is my new piece on the Steady State Manchester site. It is an important question not just for ecological economics but also for the struggle against neoliberalism. http://steadystatemanchester.net/2014/05/12/where-will-the-money-come-from-endogenous-economic-development-for-the-viable-economy/

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Well-being and economic alternatives – a week with 2 conferences

On Monday I went to a conference on Extractives and Development in the Andes.  It was at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at Univ of London and co-sponsored by Bolivia Infor,mation Forum and Peru Support group.  The … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester delivers

Since the early summer I’ve been working on something rather challenging, a report on what a Steady State Economy would look like in Manchester and its region.  We’ve known since 1972 that there are finite limits to growth.  The scenarios, … Continue reading

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