domingo, 1 de janeiro de 2012

The empirical impossibility of growth-based development

Departing from the metaphor of Hans Rosling's magic washing machine, the ecological economist and political activist Dr. Gualter Barbas Baptista, from Research and Degrowth, develops a critique on mainstream development theory and practices, while presenting the degrowth debate as a necessary step to deal with the ecological and economic crisis, as well as with increasing global inequalities. This was a keynote presentation at the closing session of the conference «Global Development and the new EU Member States - time for a relaunch?», organised by Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), GDRG and the United Nations Development Programme. 26-28 May 2011, Warsaw.