Current Publications


Economics for a Full World
Essay

Economics for a Full World

We live in a full world but still behave as if it were empty. The urgent task ahead of us is to create an economy that remains within the earth’s carrying capacity while rethinking the ultimate purpose of the economy itself.

With commentary and a response from the author

Economics vs. the Economy
Viewpoint

Economics vs. the Economy

Operating from a realistic paradigm that understands the economy as embedded in the ecosphere is the key to transitioning to a sustainable civilization. Will the increasing unfitness of growth-obsessed neoliberal economics to our social and ecological realities spell its demise?

Growing, Growing, Gone: Reaching the Limits
Interview

Growing, Growing, Gone: Reaching the Limits

The Limits to Growth has had a profound impact on environmental research and discourse over the past four decades. Dennis Meadows discusses the genesis of the report and its lessons for our uncertain and perilous global future.

Recent


  • Bounding the Planetary Future: Why We Need a Great Transition

    Johan Rockström

    April 2015

    Bounding the Planetary Future: Why We Need a Great Transition

    Humanity is pushing the Earth system into a post-Holocene state that very well could be inhospitable to human civilization. The urgent imperatives of respecting planetary boundaries and transforming the development paradigm have become complementary aspects of a single social-ecological project.


    With commentary and a response from the author

  • Global Scenarios: Explorations in the Scientific Imagination

    Gilberto Gallopín

    April 2015

    Global Scenarios: Explorations in the Scientific Imagination

    Global futures pioneer Gilberto Gallopín discusses the origins of contemporary global scenario analysis, the ways worldviews can influence our sense of the future, and how the scenario approach offers a powerful way to envision unconventional tomorrows and guide actions today.


  • Dialogical Citizenship: Dancing Toward Solidarity

    Joseph Camilleri

    April 2015

    Dialogical Citizenship: Dancing Toward Solidarity

    Our interdependent world demands stronger global governance rooted in a sense of global citizenship. Nurturing such an enlarged identity requires balancing  universalism and pluralism through a dialogical process of reconciliation.


Forthcoming


  • Common Wealth Trusts: Structures of Transition

    Peter Barnes


  • Evolution of a Change Agent

    Gus Speth


  • Escaping the Church of Economism

    Richard Norgaard


  • Toward a Great Transition in Higher Education

    Cristina Escrigas


  • Marxism and the Great Transition

    John Bellamy Foster