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DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.148
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Titel (primär) Degrowth, the project of modernity, and liberal democracy
Autor Strunz, S.; Bartkowski, B.
Quelle Journal of Cleaner Production
Erscheinungsjahr 2018
Department OEKON
Band/Volume 196
Seite von 1158
Seite bis 1168
Sprache englisch
Abstract Critiques of modernity often align with critiques of the existing institutions of liberal democracy. We argue that the degrowth movement can learn from the experience of past critiques of modernity by avoiding their major mistake – that is, (inadvertently) conflating a critique of modernity with a rejection of liberal democratic institutions. Hence, we suggest to frame degrowth as the promotion of new vocabularies within a deliberative account of democracy. Specifically, we proceed in three steps: first, we briefly review some essential critiques of modernity and their stance towards liberal democracy. Second, we illustrate how some of the argumentative patterns within the degrowth literature may inadvertently endanger core values of liberal democracy. Third, we introduce our perspective on a liberal degrowth that aims to fulfil the “unfinished project of modernity”.
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Strunz, S., Bartkowski, B. (2018):
Degrowth, the project of modernity, and liberal democracy
J. Clean Prod. 196 , 1158 - 1168 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.148