A Critique of Degrowth and its Politics

  title={A Critique of Degrowth and its Politics},
  author={David Schwartzman},
  journal={Capitalism Nature Socialism},
  pages={119 - 125}
  • D. Schwartzman
  • Published 10 February 2012
  • Economics
  • Capitalism Nature Socialism
The degrowth program is highly problematic because of its failure to analyze the qualitative aspects of economic growth and its emphasis on the local economy without recognizing the urgency to address global anthropogenic change from a transnational political perspective. In particular, a major challenge humanity now faces is to rapidly implement a prevention program to avoid catastrophic climate change. Demilitarization, solarization, and the creation of agroecologies are critical if we are to… 
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