DEGROWTH, STEADY STATE AND CIRCULAR ECONOMIES: ALTERNATIVE DISCOURSES TO ECONOMIC GROWTH

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GEORGE-KONSTANTINOS CHARONIS

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Criticisms of the neoclassical economic framework and perpetual growth in GDP terms are not a new phenomenon, although recent years have seen increasing interest in alternative and ecological discourses including degrowth, steady-state and circular economics. Although these may initially appear as distinctly different discourses, they are highly compatible and comparable, sharing similar, often nearly identical principles and policy proposals. A more collaborative, joined-up approach aimed at integrating alternative discourses is required in order to build a coherent, credible, well-supported alternative, as there is more uniting than dividing these critical voices, particularly in the face of mainstream political and economic debates that are shaped by neoclassical economics.

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CHARONIS, G.-K. (2021). DEGROWTH, STEADY STATE AND CIRCULAR ECONOMIES: ALTERNATIVE DISCOURSES TO ECONOMIC GROWTH. Society Register, 5(3), 75-94. https://doi.org/10.14746/sr.2021.5.3.05
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GEORGE-KONSTANTINOS CHARONIS, Independent researcher

George-Konstantinos Charonis completed a Masters in Climate Change and Policy at the University of Sussex, UK. Following his studies, he worked for variety of NGOs at local and European level, as well as at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, with a focus on youth rights.

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