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Degrowth in Action, from Opposition to Alternatives Building - How the Cooperativa Integral Catalana enacts a Degrowth vision

Carlson, Sheryle LU (2012) HEKM10 20121
Human Ecology
Abstract
Degrowth, beyond an ideology, is a comprehensive vision comprised of critical analysis, strategies, and actions denouncing the growth paradigm and presents alternatives calling for radical systemic change. I describe a degrowth vision to compare to my case study, the Cooperativa Integral Catalana (CIC), which is “a transition initiative” in Catalunya, Spain, for autonomous, democratic, and ecological living from the capitalist system. CIC, incepted in May 2010, has emerged as a response to the crisis in Spain, built upon and drawing from a regional legacy of activism and alternatives-building, including the anarchist, cooperative, and more recent, Indignados/15M movements. With focus on the local (and interregional) scale of the degrowth... (More)
Degrowth, beyond an ideology, is a comprehensive vision comprised of critical analysis, strategies, and actions denouncing the growth paradigm and presents alternatives calling for radical systemic change. I describe a degrowth vision to compare to my case study, the Cooperativa Integral Catalana (CIC), which is “a transition initiative” in Catalunya, Spain, for autonomous, democratic, and ecological living from the capitalist system. CIC, incepted in May 2010, has emerged as a response to the crisis in Spain, built upon and drawing from a regional legacy of activism and alternatives-building, including the anarchist, cooperative, and more recent, Indignados/15M movements. With focus on the local (and interregional) scale of the degrowth project, I present processes, models, and strategies used in CIC, relating to degrowth’s main objectives: the deepening of democracy and (re)politicizing of the economy, guided by concurrent values in degrowth proposals.

CIC utilizes various alternative political and economic models used also in the solidarity economy around the globe in its aims to build a solidarity network of cooperative economic relations. With focus on the local (and interregional) scale of the degrowth project, I present processes, models, and strategies used in CIC, which run to degrowth’s main objectives of deepening of democracy and (re)politicizing of the economy, guided by concurrent values in degrowth proposals. (Less)
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Carlson, Sheryle LU
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HEKM10 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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multidimensional crisis, spain, autonomy, degrowth, transition, alternatives, cooperativa integral catalana
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English
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3045186
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  abstract     = {Degrowth, beyond an ideology, is a comprehensive vision comprised of critical analysis, strategies, and actions denouncing the growth paradigm and presents alternatives calling for radical systemic change. I describe a degrowth vision to compare to my case study, the Cooperativa Integral Catalana (CIC), which is “a transition initiative” in Catalunya, Spain, for autonomous, democratic, and ecological living from the capitalist system. CIC, incepted in May 2010, has emerged as a response to the crisis in Spain, built upon and drawing from a regional legacy of activism and alternatives-building, including the anarchist, cooperative, and more recent, Indignados/15M movements. With focus on the local (and interregional) scale of the degrowth project, I present processes, models, and strategies used in CIC, relating to degrowth’s main objectives: the deepening of democracy and (re)politicizing of the economy, guided by concurrent values in degrowth proposals.

CIC utilizes various alternative political and economic models used also in the solidarity economy around the globe in its aims to build a solidarity network of cooperative economic relations. With focus on the local (and interregional) scale of the degrowth project, I present processes, models, and strategies used in CIC, which run to degrowth’s main objectives of deepening of democracy and (re)politicizing of the economy, guided by concurrent values in degrowth proposals.},
  author       = {Carlson, Sheryle},
  keyword      = {multidimensional crisis,spain,autonomy,degrowth,transition,alternatives,cooperativa integral catalana},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Degrowth in Action, from Opposition to Alternatives Building - How the Cooperativa Integral Catalana enacts a Degrowth vision},
  year         = {2012},
}