Quotation Dengler, Corinna, Seebacher, Lisa Marie. 2019. What About the Global South? Towards a Feminist Decolonial Degrowth Approach. Ecological Economics. 157 246-252.




Degrowth calls for a profound socio-ecological transformation towards a socially just and environmentally sound society. So far, the global dimensions of such a transformation in the Global North have arguably not received the required attention. This article critically reflects on the requirements of a degrowth approach that promotes global intragenerational justice without falling into the trap of reproducing (neo-)colonial continuities. Our account of social justice is inherently tied to questions of gender justice. A postcolonial reading of feminist standpoint theory provides the theoretical framework for the discussion. In responding to two main points of criticism raised by feminist scholars from the Global South, it is argued that degrowth activism and scholarship has to reflect on its coloniality and necessarily needs to seek alliances with social movements from around the world on equal footing. Acknowledging that this task is far from easy, some cornerstones of a feminist decolonial degrowth approach are outlined.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Ecological Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title What About the Global South? Towards a Feminist Decolonial Degrowth Approach
Volume 157
Year 2019
Page from 246
Page to 252
URL https://api.elsevier.com/content/article/PII:S0921800918301228?httpAccept=text/xml
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.11.019
Open Access N


Dengler, Corinna (Details)
Seebacher, Lisa Marie (Former researcher)
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
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