Current Publications


The Degrowth Alternative
Viewpoint

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
Interview

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?
Review

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.

Recent


  • Meaning, Religion, and a Great Transition

    Michael Karlberg

    December 2014

    Meaning, Religion, and a Great Transition

    Can religion be a progressive force for confronting world challenges? Michael Karlberg argues that it can if reconceptualized as an evolving system of knowledge and practice rooted in universal values.


    With commentary and a response from the author

  • Climate Crossroads: Toward a Just Deal in Paris

    Tom Athanasiou

    December 2014

    Climate Crossroads: Toward a Just Deal in Paris
    Tom Athanasiou underscores the importance of a deep commitment to distributional justice on the domestic and global levels for success at the critical climate negotiations in Paris next year.

  • Climate: The Crisis and the Movement

    Naomi Klein

    December 2014

    Climate: The Crisis and the Movement
    Naomi Klein indicts the capitalist economic system for bringing us to the brink of climate crisis and calls for building a movement for a more equitable and sustainable alternative.

Forthcoming


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

    Johan Rockström


  • Change Agent: Evolution of a Systems Champion

    Gus Speth


  • Common Wealth and the Great Transition

    Peter Barnes


  • Economics for a Full World

    Herman Daly


  • Dialogical Citizenship: Dancing Toward Solidarity

    Joseph Camilleri