[Marxism] (99+) (PDF) Fictions of Sustainability The Politics of Growth and Post-Capitalist Futures | Boris Frankel - Academia.edu

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Feb 13 14:58:04 MST 2020

This book discusses the growing political contest between conservative 
and reform-orientated defenders of capitalist societies on the one side, 
and the policies and imagined futures advanced by green and socialist 
critics on the other. All are subjected to detailed scrutiny. Is ‘green 
growth’ innovation able to resolve deep-seated global inequality and 
other socio-political and environmental problems? Can new technology 
sustain capitalist production and high consumption by decoupling 
economic growth from the limits of nature? How feasible or utopian are 
‘post-work’ or post-capitalist societies based on full automation and a 
universal basic income? What are the political economic strengths and 
weaknesses of green post-growth or degrowth proposals? These and other 
crucial issues are analysed by the author in a challenging and 
thought-provoking book covering an extensive range of policy reports, 
social theories, environmental proposals and political practices across 
the world.


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