Contributors: Cuvillier, Sandrine (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
PhD student at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, studying sustainability evaluation methodologies and Degrowth themathic (Attractiveness and barriers of degrowth proposals, in Brazil and in France).
Scientific paper contribution 1: The Proposal of Degrowth and the Energy Issue: A Fabulist Presentation of the Literature Review
Keywords: degrowth; energy; La Fontaine’s fables.
Abstract: This article revisits the famous fables of Jean de La Fontaine to illustrate key concepts and proposals of degrowth and its close ties with the energy issue. Through the curiosity of a hummingbird, we question the dominant paradigm reflected in unsustainable existing patterns of energy production and consumption. We introduce, in a simple way, the main ideas and references of current and former degrowth proposals. Summary 1. Introduction About the motivation for the topic of degrowth About the spontaneous use of fables 2. The awakening of the hummingbird: a fable in three acts Act One: The hummingbird and the chicken Act Two : The hummingbird and the grasshopper Act Three: The hummingbird and the snail 3. Final considerations 4. References
Scientific paper contribution 2: Social welfare programs in Brazil and in France: assistencialism or emancipation factor? co-authored by Prof. Rogerio Valle
Abstract: Basic Income and its distribution is today a very disputed question. Social programs oriented to the guarantee of a minimum revenue are currently being implemented in different countries, in order to assist the very poor fractions of the population. This paper describes the origin and the evolution of some proposals and analyzes the main concepts and values defended. Successful cases in Brazil and France are used to illustrate the discussion.
Keywords: Social welfare, Basic Income, Brazil, France.