As the global ecomy seeks to recover from the financial crisis and warnings about the consequences of climate change abound, it is clear that we need a fundamentally new approach to tackle these issues. This invative book offers a unique perspective, stressing the necessity of both ecological and social change as it discusses how to create a red-green or eco-socialist society. Examining the current crises of welfare capitalism as well as the challenges and conflicts of an eco-socialist society, the book proposes a new social order that would combine the ideals of egalitarianism and of environmental sustainability. It analyses the key social and ecological issues related to the welfare state, including green Keynesianism, ecological Marxism, the limits of growth and -growth, capitalist barriers to a renewable energy transition, proposals for a universal basic income and the role of techlogy. Finally, the book outlines possible paths of transformation towards creating an eco-socialist society, drawing out lessons that can be applied internationally. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in ecomics, environmental studies and political science.
Kajsa Borgnas is a PhD student at the Economic and Social Science Faculty at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Teppo Eskelinen is a researcher of social sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. Johanna Perkio is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tampere, Finland. Rikard Warlenius is a doctoral candidate at Lund University, Sweden.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Economics: Textbooks & Study Guides
Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies
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Johanna Perkio, Kajsa Borgnas, Rikard Warlenius, Teppo Eskelinen