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Challenges to growth from the South: Conflicts and alternatives

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This panel aims to contribute to degrowth debates in the North with a perspective from the South. The South offers a privileged scenario for studying the social, environmental and cultural impacts associated to the growth of the economies in the North. It is also a dynamic laboratory of mobilizations and alternatives to the mismanagement of common goods and to exclusionary decision-making mechanisms. Concepts such as Sumaq Kawsay and Ubuntu emerging from indigenous movements and political ecologists are put forth as alternatives to the hegemonic models of growth and development.
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Marta Conde: Commodity frontiers and degrowth

Daniela Del Bene: Contours of Environmental and Water Justice; anti dams movements and resistance challenging politics and imaginaries

Gustavo Garcia-Lopez: Environmental movements and commoning strategies in Puerto Rico: challenging the growth paradigm?

Lucia Gallardo: Sumak Kawsay: Living non-capitalist values in a capitalist world