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Degrowth in Movement(s)

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The ideas expressed in this thought provoking collection of essays all have behind them the realisation that we live on a planet with finite resources and therefore perpetual economic growth is logically impossible. The environment should be protected and repaired and not destroyed as is happening under the current capitalist market driven world economy.

The fight to make people realise that there are other ways of living than by constantly wanting to increase GDP will be a very hard to win. However, the various ideas shown and the fact that the degrowth movement gives heart and hope for future generations. Attitudes must change and this book gives ideas for a more sustainable and fairer world.  

The book does not pretend to be the answer to the degrowth challenge but if you have any interest in this area, or would like some further information then this a great place to start or further educate yourself.
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I wish I had a hard copy of this book. 
Degrowth is a very new concept to me and while reading this book and knowing that it's not just a movement, but a coalition of social movements seeking to remove privileges of those who currently live at the expenses of others, was a bit new to me in terms of how these groups go about it. I love that there was the focus on 'going green' and also looking at the systems that are in place in what we deem as globalization.
Honestly seaking, I wish I had more time to read and analyze the chapters herein because I have more questions especially now that we can see the impact the current COVID-19 has and will be having on the economy, mental health and government structures all over the world.

Thanks Netgalley for the eARC.
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