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The Economics of Arrival

Ideas for a grown-up economy

Published

15 Jan 2019

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529200478

Dimensions

216 x 148 mm

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Bristol University Press
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15 Jan 2019

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224 pages

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216 x 148 mm

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    What do people and planet really need from the economy?

    Is quality of life undermined by the drive for economic growth at all costs?

    While everyday economics assumes all growth is good, the richest countries already have plenty of wealth and resources – they have ‘arrived’.

    But in pushing for more, wealthy countries could undermine these achievements and make it impossible for people elsewhere to escape poverty.

    In this provocative book, Trebeck and Williams describe a new challenge: a move from expansion to inclusion. Using global examples, they argue for an economy that delivers quality rather than quantity: an economy for everyone.

    Katherine Trebeck has many years’ experience of research and advocacy, including for Oxfam GB and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. She has a PhD in Political Science and holds honorary posts with the University of Strathclyde and the University of the West of Scotland. Her work has ranged from a new measure of progress for Scotland to rapporteur for Club de Madrid's Shared Societies and Sustainability project.

    Jeremy Williams is an independent writer and campaigner. He studied journalism and international relations and specialises in communicating social and environmental issues to a mainstream audience. He is a co-founder of the Postgrowth Institute, and his blog (makewealthhistory.org) won the Green category at the UK Blog Awards in 2016.

    Introduction;

    The fruits of growth;

    Are the fruits of growth beginning to rot?;

    Stockholm Syndrome: how the economy fell in love with its captor;

    Rushing past our stop;

    Embracing arrival and making ourselves at home;

    What to expect as we make ourselves at home;

    At home in the real world;

    From initiatives to system change;

    Are we nearly there yet?;

    Choosing Arrival: a starter’s selection box.