Readings

Economics for a finite planet

Kate Raworth (2017) Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist. Random House Business
Peter A. Victor (2008) Managing without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster. Edward Elgar
Tim Jackson (2017) Prosperity Without Growth (2nd Ed). Routledge
Joan Martinez-Alier (2003) The Environmentalism of the Poor. Edward Elgar
Clive Spash (Ed) (2017) Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics. Routledge
Rob Dietz & Dan O’Neill (2013) Enough is enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. Routledge
Milena Buchs & Max Koch (2017) Postgrowth and Wellbeing: Challenges to Sustainable Welfare. Palgrave
Ian Gough (2017) Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing. Edward Elgar
Arild Vatn (2015) Environmental Governance: Institutions, Policies and Actions. Edward Elgar
Giorgos Kallis (2012). The Economics of Degrowth, Ecological Economics 84: 172-180
John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark & Richard York (2010) The Ecological Rift. Monthly Review Press

Ideas for changing the world

Giacamo D’Alisa, Frederico Demaria & Giorgos Kallis (2015) Degrowth: a Vocabulary for a New Era. Abingdon
Donella Meadows (2008) Thinking in Systems. A Primer. Earthscan
Naomi Klein (2014) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the climate. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Amartya Sen (2000) Development as Freedom. Anchor Books
Martha Nussbaum (2011) Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach. Belknap
Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway (2013). The collapse of western civilization. Daedalus 142(1), 40-58
Elinor Ostrom (1990) Governing the Commons. Cambridge University Press
Guy Standing (2017) Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen. Pelican
Anna Coote & Jane Franklin (eds.) (2013) Time on Our Side: Why we all need a shorter working week. Nef
Jason Moore (2015) Capitalism in the Web of Life. Verso
Paolo Freire (1970) Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Continuum

Oldies but “greaties”

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1971) The Entropy Law and the Economic Process. Harvard University Press
Murray Bookchin (1982/2005) The Ecology of Freedom. The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy. Cheshire Books
Herman Daly (1973) Toward a Steady-State Economy. W.H. Freeman & Co Ltd
Herman Daly (1997) Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development. Beacon Press
Ernst F. Schuhmacher (1973) Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered. Blond and Briggs
Henry David Thoreau (1854) Walden
K. William Kapp (1961) Towards a Science of Man in Society. Martinus Nijhoff
Kenneth E. Boulding (1966) The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth

History of ideas in economics

Robert Heilbroner (1953) The Worldly Philosophers: the Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers
Karl Polanyi. (1944) The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. Beacon Press
Dimitris Milonakis & Ben Fine (2008) From Political Economy to Economics. Routledge
Ha-Joon Chang (2014). Economics: The User’s Guide. Pelican
Clive Spash (1999) The Development of Environmental Thinking in Economics. Environmental Values 8, 413-435
Inge Røepke (2004) The early history of modern ecological economics. Ecological Economics 50, 293-314
Inge Røepke (2005). Trends in the development of ecological economics. Ecological Economics 55, 262-290