Sources: Alternative Economics & Post-Growth

Particularly influential and summary pieces are marked with a *

The failures of green growth / green capitalism

The Value of a Whale: On the Illusions of Green Capitalism (2022, book by Adrienne Buller)

What’s really behind the failure of green capitalism? (2022, article in The Guardian)

Decoupling for ecological sustainability: A categorisation and review of research literature (2020, article in Environmental Science & Policy)

Green growth vs degrowth: It’s time to stop talking past each other and unite against the real enemies of environmental justice (2020, article in Open Democracy)

*Decoupling Debunked – Evidence and arguments against green growth as a sole strategy for sustainability (2019, research report commissioned by the European Environmental Bureau)

Overcoming the Myths of Mainstream Economics to Enable a New Wellbeing Economy (2019, article in Sustainability)

Unequal Wealth Distribution

Vermögensverteilung in Deutschland 2017/ Wealth Distribution in Germany 2017 – summary by Kurz&Knapp und Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

Alternative Economics / Post-Growth

Upstream Podcast: Unlearn everything you thought you knew about economics

‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan (2022, article in The Guardian)

Thrive: Fundamentals for a New Economy (2021, edited book by Kees Klomp and Shinta Oosterwaal)

Post-Growth / Degrowth

What does degrowth mean? A few points of clarification (2021, article in Globalizations)

Post Growth: Life after Capitalism (2021, book by Tim Jackson)

Less is More: How Degrowth will Save the World (2020, book by Jason Hickel)

Jason Hickel on International Development and Post-Capitalism (2020, podcast episode in Upstream Podcast)

Post-Growth Living: For an Alternative Hedonism (2020, book by Kate Soper)

Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (2017, book by Kate Raworth)

Prosperity without Growth: Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow (2017, book by Tim Jackson)

Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era (2015, edited book by Federico Demaria, Giacomo D’Alisa and Giorgos Kallis)

The economics of degrowth (2012, article in Ecological Economics)

Post-growth policies

Exploring degrowth policy proposals: A systematic mapping with thematic synthesis (2022, article in Journal of Cleaner Production)


Autonomy – an independent, progressive research organisation that focuses on tackling climate change, the future of work and economic planning

Four-day week could alleviate cost of living crisis, thinktank claims: Benefits to productivity are already well known but parents could also save thousands in childcare and commuting costs (2022, article in The Guardian)

Thousands of UK workers begin world’s biggest trial of four-day week (2022, article in The Guardian)

Alternative Economy Initiatives – online space providing resources on degrowth

Ontgroei – the Dutch degrowth platform

Wellbeing Economy Alliance – collaboration of organisations, alliances, movements and individuals working towards a wellbeing economy, delivering human and ecological wellbeing

Sustainable Prosperity Europe – project to liberate economic and political stability from the need of continous economic growth

Economy for the Common Good – proposing and pursuing a comprehensive economic model, emerging from a holistic worldview and based on grassroots democracy

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