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Post-growth and alternative economies:  Conceptual and empirical challenges

Prof Christian Schulz |  Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning |  University of Luxembourg

Despite economic geography's increasing interest in environmental imperatives, most of the scholarly work merely continues relying on traditional growth paradigms. The paper confronts the partly neo-liberal discourses on the “Green Economy” with the more critical contributions on de-growth and alternative economies. It aims at discussing a) the need to further “spatialize” the concept of de-growth, and b) to reveal potential contributions (both conceptual and methodological) economic geographers could feed into the broader academic and societal debates on economic transition towards post-growth regimes.