Degrowth and the Barcelona School

  • Kallis G
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This chapter explains how the work of Joan Martinez-Alier and the Barcelona School of Ecological Economics and Political ecology (thereinafter the Barcelona school) shaped contemporary debates around ‘degrowth’ and changed along the way ecological economics. I share a personal recollection of how the Barcelona school kick-started the development of an international, English-speaking research and activist community on degrowth; how core concepts from the work of Joan Martinez-Alier have been central to the case for degrowth; and how our work in Barcelona on degrowth pushes ecological economics to a direction distinct from that of older limits to growth debates.




Kallis, G. (2023). Degrowth and the Barcelona School (pp. 83–90).

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