Current Publications


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

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
Dialogical Citizenship: Dancing Toward Solidarity
Essay

Dialogical Citizenship: Dancing Toward Solidarity

Our increasingly 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.

Recent


  • The Degrowth Alternative

    Giorgos Kallis

    February 2015

    The Degrowth Alternative

    The "degrowth movement" has captured wide attention in recent years. Giorgos Kallis, an eminent scholar of this movement, explains its aims of opening up space for imagining and enacting alternative visions to modern growth-based development.


    With commentary and a response from the author

  • Uniting Nations: The UN at a Crossroads

    Achim Steiner

    February 2015

    Uniting Nations: The UN at a Crossroads

    The Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme comments on pivotal forthcoming international developments—the launch of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate negotiations—and the UN's role in fostering a sustainable future.


  • Mass Extinction: Is the Enemy Us?

    Umair Muhammad

    February 2015

    Mass Extinction: Is the Enemy Us?

    In The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert powerfully documents a planetary tragedy. But the book is heedless of social roots of and solutions for the crisis, indicting, instead, essential flaws in human nature and offering only fatalistic despair.


Forthcoming


  • Economics for a Full World

    Herman Daly


  • Common Wealth and the Great Transition

    Peter Barnes


  • Change Agent: Evolution of a Systems Champion

    Gus Speth


  • Economism, the Econocene, and Hope

    Richard Norgaard


  • Through a Looking Glass: Seeing the Earth's Limits

    Dennis Meadows