The Case for Degrowth GIORGIS KALLIS, SUSAN PAULSON, GIACOMO D’ALISA AND FEDERICO DEMARIA Autonomous University of Barcelona; University of Florida; University of Coimbra; Autonomous University of Barcelona. The relentless pursuit of economic growth benefits few and demands monstrous social and ecological sacrifice. But there is an alternative: degrowth. This compelling book by four leading scholars in the field makes the case for degrowth, achieved through transformative strategies that allow societies to slow down by design, not disaster. SERIES: THE CASE FOR 190 x 124mm | 160 pages | UK September 2020, US November 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-3562-0 | £35.00 | $45.00 | €42.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3563-7 | £9.99 | $12.95 | €12.90 ebook available
The Case for Carbon Dividends JAMES K. BOYCE University of Massachusetts, Amherst In this compelling book, leading economist James K. Boyce shows that the key to curtailing our use of fossil fuels is to put a price on carbon emissions. But how do we secure broad public support for a policy that increases fuel costs for consumers? This book’s proposed solution is essential reading for all concerned citizens and policymakers. SERIES: THE CASE FOR 190 x 124mm | 160 pages | 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-2654-3 | £35.00 | $45.00 | €42.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2655-0 | £9.99 | $12.95 | €12.90 ebook available
The Case for a Job Guarantee PAVLINA R. TCHERNEVA Bard College One of the most enduring ideas in economics is that unemployment is both unavoidable and necessary for the smooth functioning of the economy. In this book, leading expert Tcherneva challenges us to imagine a world where the phantom of unemployment is banished and anyone who seeks decent, living-wage work can find it - guaranteed. SERIES: THE CASE FOR 190 x 124mm | 160 pages | June 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-4209-3 | £35 | $45 | €42.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4210-9 | £9.99 | $12.95 | €12.90 ebook available
Communicating the Future Solutions for Environment, Economy and Democracy W. LANCE BENNETT University of Washington We are facing an unprecedented environmental crisis. How can we communicate and act more effectively to make the political and economic changes required to survive within the life support capacities of our planet? This is the question at the heart of scholar W. Lance Bennett’s muchanticipated book. In lively prose, Bennett challenges readers to consider how best to approach the environmental crisis by changing how we think about the relationships between environment, economy and democracy. He introduces a framework that citizens, practitioners and scholars can use to evaluate common but unproductive communication that blocks thinking about change; develop more effective ways to define and approach problems; and design communication processes to engage diverse publics and organizations in developing understandings, goals, and political strategies. Until advocates develop economic programs with built-in environmental solutions, they will continue to lose policy fights. Putting “intersectional” communication into action requires acknowledging that communication is not only an exchange of messages, but an organizational process.
216 x 138mm | 192 pages | UK December 2020 US, February 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4044-0 | £45.00 | $59.95 | €55.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4045-7 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
How Green is Your Smartphone? RICHARD MAXWELL & TOBY MILLER Queens College, City University of New York; University of California, Riverside In this succinct and lively book, Maxwell and Miller take a critical look at contemporary gadgets and the systems that connect them, shedding light on environmental risks. Contrary to widespread claims, consumer electronics and other digital technologies are made in ways that cause some of the worst environmental disasters of our time. Nonetheless, a greener future is possible, in which technology meets its emancipatory and progressive potential. SERIES: DIGITAL FUTURES 190 x 124mm | 176 pages | 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-3471-5 | £35.00 | $45.00 | €42.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3472-2 | £9.99 | $12.95 | €12.90 ebook available
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