Degrowth & Strategy: how to bring about social-ecological transformation

Nathan Barlow, Livia Regen, Noémie Cadiou, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya, Max Hollweg, Christina Plank, Merle Schulken and Verena Wolf (eds.)


Degrowth is a counter-hegemonic movement that has the ambitious aim of transforming society towards social and ecological justice. But how do we get there? That is the question this book addresses. Adhering to the multiplicity of degrowth whilst also arguing that strategic prioritisation and coordination are key, Degrowth & Strategy advances the debate on strategy for social-ecological transformation. It explores what strategising means, identifies key directions for the degrowth movement, and scrutinises strategies in practice that aim to realise a degrowth society. Bringing together voices from degrowth and related movements, this book creates a polyphony for change going beyond the sum of its parts.


“This book is the perfect gateway to strategy and action for our time.” – Julia Steinberger

“This is a book everyone in the degrowth community has been waiting for.” – Giorgos Kallis

“This is a true gift, not only to degrowthers, but to all those who understand the need for radical change.” – Stefania Barca

“Above all, Degrowth & Strategy is a work of revolutionary optimism.” – Jamie Tyberg

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