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Rosa / Henning The Good Life Beyond Growth



New Perspectives

1. Auflage 2019, 270 Seiten, Kartoniert, Format (B × H): 157 mm x 233 mm, Gewicht: 446 g
ISBN: 978-0-367-34044-5
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd


Rosa / Henning The Good Life Beyond Growth

Many countries have experienced a decline of economic growth for decades, an effect that was only aggravated by the recent global financial crisis. What if in the 21st century this is no longer an exception, but the general rule? Does an economy without growth necessarily bring hardship and crises, as is often assumed? Or could it be a chance for a better life? Authors have long argued that money added to an income that already secures basic needs no longer enhances well-being. Also, ecological constraints and a sinking global absorption capacity increasingly reduce the margin of profitability on investments. Efforts to restore growth politically, however, often lead to reduced levels of social protection, reduced ecological and health standards, unfair tax burdens and rising inequalities. Thus it is time to dissolve the link between economic growth and the good life.
This book argues that a good life beyond growth is not only possible, but highly desirable. It conceptualizes "the good life" as a fulfilled life that is embedded in social relations and at peace with nature, independent of a mounting availability of resources. In bringing together experts from different fields, this book opens an interdisciplinary discussion that has often been restricted to separate disciplines. Philosophers, sociologists, economists and activists come together to discuss the political and social conditions of a good life in societies which no longer rely on economic growth and no longer call for an ever expanding circle of extraction, consumption, pollution, waste, conflict, and psychological burnout.
Read together, these essays will have a major impact on the debates about economic growth, economic and ecological justice, and the good life in times of crisis.

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List of Figures and Tables
List of Contributors

Introduction
Hartmut Rosa & Christoph Henning
I Foundations: Alternative Conceptions of the Good Life

1 The Misadventures of the Good Life between Modernity and Degrowth:
From Happiness to Buen Vivir
Serge Latouche

2 Buen Vivir: A Proposal with Global Potential
Alberto Acosta

3 Available, Accessible, Attainable.
The Mindset of Growth and the Resonance Conception of the Good Life
Hartmut Rosa

4 Resonance and the Romantic era:
A Comment on Rosa’s Conception of the Good life
Charles Taylor
II Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Alternative Conceptions of the Economic

5 A Philosophy of Ecological Economics
Manfred-Max Neef

6 Productivity, Property, and Violence: A Critique of liberal justifications of Growth
Christoph Henning

7 Growth regimes and visions of the good life: Why capitalism will not deliver
Dennis Eversberg

8 Political Economic Conditions of a Good Life beyond Growth
Andrew Sayer
III The Good Society: Alternative Conceptions of Social Justice and Wellbeing

9 The Common Good as a Principle of Social Justice
Michael J. Thompson

10 Bread and Roses. ‘Good work’ from a Union Perspective
Nicole Mayer-Ahuja

11 Income Distribution for a Sane Society
Philippe Van Parijs & Yannik Vanderborght

12 How not to argue against Growth: Happiness, Austerity and Inequality
John O'Neill
IV Subjects beyond Growth: Changing Practices
13 Happiness, the Common Good, and Volunteer Work
Bettina Hollstein

14 Is Love still a Part of the Good Life?
Eva Illouz

15 Empowering Ourselves in the Transformation to a Good Life beyond Growth
Felix Rauschmayer

16 Subjective Limits to Growth and the Limits to a Life-Style Oriented Critique of Growth
Stefanie Graefe
V One World without Growth: Alternative Conceptions of the Political

17 The Good life of Nations: A Global Perspective
Martin Fritz & Max Koch

18 Cultures of Wellbeing in the South: Lessons to learn
Sarah White

19 Europe, Capitalist Landnahme and the Economic-Ecological Double Crisis:
Prospects for a Non-Capitalist Post-Growth Society
Klaus Doerre

20 Toward radical Alternatives to Development
Ashish Kothari
Index


Rosa, Hartmut
Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology at the University of Jena, Co-director of the Kolleg Postwachstumsgesellschaften in Jena (with Klaus Dörre) and Director of the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt.
Christoph Henning is Junior Fellow for Philosophy at the Max-Weber-Kolleg for advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany.


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