Contributors: Theodoropoulos, Michalis (iliosporoi network)
Michalis Theodoropoulos is an environmental manager holding an MSc. on Marine and Coastal Resource Management. Main research and activism fields include: ICZM, participatory processes and deliberation, degrowth, solidarity economy, harm reduction, networking of social movements.
Scientific paper contribution: Political Ecology and Degrowth
Abstract: Degrowth lays at the foundation of Political Ecology and provides a radical political discourse that differentiates Political Ecology from the Left. Degrowth is like a consciousness mirror for Political Ecology as it reflects the theoretical (grass)roots of the ecological movement and provide a new impetus in order for ecology to regain some of its missing glamor and determined political activism. This paper argues that Political Ecology and Degrowth are a strategic way forward to address the challenges of the current multifaceted crisis and to provide a blue-print for future sustainability and survival of the species detached from the imaginary of growth.
Keywords: Political Ecology; Degrowth; Crisis Exit Strategy; Green movement Narrative Step: Facing the current crisis