Macroeconomic Policies for Post-Growth Societies
Which political demands do we want to push?
The degrowth/post-growth movements have been relatively silent in pushing for policy changes on the national or international level. At the same time, there is a significant debate on which policies would support a transition towards a degrowth society. In this debate, some policies seem to be almost consensual, while others are highly controversial.
This course discusses „macroeconomic policies for post-growth societies“ by four steps: (1) Which policies are put forward?; (2) What is the connection between these policies and would they lead to post-growth societies?; (3) Which policies should be prioritized? and (4) should the degrowth-movement push macroeconomic policies in the first place? Examples for the policies are: Regulating commercials, redistribution of income and wealth, solidary social security systems, ecological taxation, increasing transport costs, lower wage-costs, collective firm ownership, progressive firm taxation, part-time work, unpaid and care work.
Day 1: Existing Proposals for Post-Growth Policies
Introduction to the course
Getting to know the course participants
Discussion: Which post-growth policies do you know?
Input: Which post-growth policies are discussed in the literature? What is the connection between the policies?
Discussion: Which policies make sense?
Day 2: Does it make sense, that we push for post-growth policies and if so, which ones?
Review of the prior day
Work in small groups: Pros and cons of one central policy.
Discussion: Which of the policies should we push?
Fishbowl: Should we push macroeconomic policies at all?
People with some prior knowledge of the degrowth/post-growth debate. We do not want to cover whether and why we need post-growth societies. Rather we want to analyze and discuss, how to achieve them.
Start time: 10:00
Room: Zelt/Tent 11
Track: Sommerschul-Kurse / Summer School Courses
- Zelt/Tent 1
- Gewaltfreie Kommunikation
- Zelt/Tent 2
- Kein Systemwandel ohne Wandel von Wissenschaft und Bildung
- Zelt/Tent 3
- Widde, widde, wie sie uns gefällt! – Forschen zu Konstruktivismus und Systemischer Praxis
- Zelt/Tent 4
- Als Gruppe entscheiden
- Zelt/Tent 5
- From climate crisis to climate justice
- Zelt/Tent 6
- System Change, Power and Resource Use
- Freifläche/Open area 1
- Abenteuer Zimmerei!?
- Freifläche/Open area 2
- Zelt/Tent 8
- Post-Development and postcolonial criticism of ‚development‘
- Zelt/Tent 10
- Wer die Saat hat, hat das Sagen
- Zelt/Tent 12
- Kampagnen und „System Change"
- Zelt/Tent 13
- Degrowth and Social Ecological Transformation – Perspectives from the Global South
- Zelt/Tent 14
- Gemeinsam reparieren! Eine Anstiftung zu umweltfreundlichem Ungehorsam.
- Zelt/Tent 9
- Kapitalismuskritik & Degrowth in der Bildungsarbeit
- Zelt/Tent 15
- In Verbundenheit wirksam sein
- Zelt/Tent 7
- Developing degrowth narratives from the bottom-up
- Freifläche/Open area 3
- Zelt/Tent 16
- Esperanto und andere Weltsprachen
- Zelt/Tent 17
- Erste Hilfe Workshop
- Zirkuszelt links/Main tent left
- Die GIZ: Entwicklungshilfe für deutsche Konzerne
- Zirkuszelt rechts/Main tent right
- Strömungen im Anarchismus
- Queer-Fem. Barriozelt
- Was ist Anarcha-Feminismus?
- LaWi Barriozelt
- Skills for „Guerilla Composting"