Degrowth in Europe: Foundations in theory and pathways to practice

Convened by the Department of Food and Resource Economics of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the course course will engage in the ‘degrowth’ / ‘postgrowth’ discourse through the perspectives of the complementary and established traditions of

  1. political ecology
  2. feminist scholarship
  3. ecological economics

The course will survey theoretical contributions to degrowth from various schools of thought, while emphasizing praxis in multiple social spheres and similarly, scholar-activism. The course unfolds within a frame of Degrowth in Europe, emphasizing what European peoples and states can and must do, starting within our own region.

Expected learning outcomes

The course aims to enable and advance critical engagement with degrowth scholarship and praxis. Learning outcomes include:
1. Knowledge of key arguments and areas of consensus within degrowth studies from the perspective of academic traditions of Political Ecology, Feminist scholarship, and Ecological Economics.
2. Analytical and evaluative skill development in relation to research within the field of degrowth studies, drawing on academic traditions of Ecological Economics, Political Ecology and Feminist scholarship.
3. Competence to critically discuss current and imagine new policies and practices.

Dates and application deadline

The course will take place from 11-15 May 2020.

The application deadline is 1 February 2020.

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