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Beyond globalization – the legacy of Richard Douthwaite

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The contribution will focus on Richard Douthwaite's work in Ireland towards a material degrowth society, especially his work within FEASTA, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability and his activities in “seed projects “ coming from civic society or grass roots level that were needed as there was no use waiting for governments or policy makers to get to grips with problems: projects for the localisation of economies, and of new monetary systems.

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Willi Kiefel: Richard Douthwaite's contribution towards a Material De-Growth Society in Ireland

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