[Marxism] From despair to where? Marx, Ecomarxism and Degrowth | Andreas Mayert - Academia.edu

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Tue Feb 18 14:00:27 MST 2020


 From despair to where? Marx, Ecomarxism and Degrowth
Andreas Mayert

In his 200th year of birth, Marx's critique of capitalism has been 
associated with various current problems. It is therefore interesting to 
compare Marx's radical critique of capitalism in the 19th-century with 
contemporary theories that radically question the economic system of the 
21st-century. What do they have in common? What contradictions can be 
found? Is a convergence possible – or is the divisive dominant? The 
critique of the economic system and society by advocates of degrowth is 
particularly suitable for such a comparison, not only because of the 
radical nature of their economic and social concepts, but also because, 
like Marx in his day, they take the view that the current accumulation 
of crisis phenomena could soon create the conditions for a complete 
transformation of society. The present text compares the two lines of 
criticism with a special attention to the interpretation of Marx in 
ecomarxism.

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