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We Need to Change: analysing potential for degrowth across Europe

Domazet, Mladen; Ančić, Branko; Dolenec, Danijela; Brajdić Vuković, Marija
We Need to Change: analysing potential for degrowth across Europe // Degrowth conference
Leipzig, Njemačka, 2014. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, pp prezentacija, ostalo)

We Need to Change: analysing potential for degrowth across Europe

Domazet, Mladen ; Ančić, Branko ; Dolenec, Danijela ; Brajdić Vuković, Marija

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, pp prezentacija, ostalo

Degrowth conference

Mjesto i datum
Leipzig, Njemačka, 2-6.09.2014

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Degrowth; environmental limits; sustainability; social transformation; Europe; ISSP

We analyse comparative findings for 18 European ‘old’ and ‘new’ democracies, based on ISSP survey data from 2011. Indices originally constructed for this analysis reveal comparative insights into the potential within different societies for supporting policies and practices conducive to a sustainability switch. The authors initially confirm the so-called ‘prosperity thesis’ (Franzen and Meyer 2010), which suggests that individuals in wealthier societies more readily commit to respect for environmental limits at the level of their concern and behaviour. However, at the societal level the environment vs. growth trade-off does not show a corresponding dependence on levels of income. In fact, other factors such as the level of income inequality, presence of an ‘environmentalism of the poor’ and support for redistributive policies nationally and globally are shown to be at play. Finally, the analysis suggests that the prevalence of the normative framework of (neo)liberal capitalism among European countries influences their respective populations’ pro-environmental degrowth- conducive behaviour.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Politologija, Sociologija, Filozofija


Institut za društvena istraživanja , Zagreb