Policy Press


Dec 2, 2022

Responsibility Beyond Growth wins the EASST Chris Freeman Award

Bristol University Press is proud to announce that Responsibility Beyond Growth - A Case for Responsible Stagnation, by Stevienna de Saille, Fabien Medvecky, Michiel van Oudheusden, Kevin Albertson, Effie Amanatidou, Timothy Birabi and Mario Pansera, has won the prestigious EASST Chris Freeman Award which is given to publications that are making a significant collective contribution to the interaction of science and technology studies with other disciplines or areas of study

Published by Bristol University Press, the book critically assesses growth-based models of innovation policy and sparks new debate on the role of responsible innovation.

EASST president Maja Horst said, "This book is a very good example of the values that we want to celebrate with this award."

The lead author Stevienna de Saille said, "This was really a labour of love, so we are exceptionally pleased to receive the award and give our thanks to the EASST committee. We began only as a group that met for the sheer pleasure of talking to one another about a topic we were all interested in, with no outcome planned. That we did eventually come to feel we had something worth saying to the world is only a validation of that more relaxed, congenial way of producing knowledge across disciplines, interests and countries. We'd also like to thank the Independent Social Research Foundation for supporting us to develop the first draft of the book."

You can find out more about the book and browse chapter abstracts on Bristol University Press Digital.


More on the book in the media

'What would technological innovation look like if its goal wasn’t necessarily to make a profit?' in Technology Bloggers

'Economic Growth as a Measure' in The Measure of Everyday Life

On Transforming Society blog: Why COVID-19 needs to be political