Course in Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Degrowth

Introduction

This course will lay out the theoretical foundations of degrowth, surveying various contributions from various schools of thought as well as the conceptual foundations of degrowth related to the notions of voluntary simplicty, ecology, deepening democracy, decoloniality, social and biophysical límits to growth.

Contents

This course will lay out the theoretical foundations of degrowth, surveying various contributions from various schools of thought. We will discuss writings of the French autors writing in the field of untiutilitarianism, crítics of development and progress (Latouche, Aries, Mauss.), as well as the conceptual foundations of degrowth related to the notions of voluntary simplicty, ecology, deepening democracy, decoloniality, social and biophysical límits to growh. The course will include interactive and deliberative workshops as well as field visits where some of the theoretical concepts studied in class are used as a source of inspiration for practical applications.

Access requirements

- Undergraduate degree
- Knowledge of written and spoken English
Our program is suitable for graduate students interested in a professional carreer and students who already have a master's (or even a PhD) and want to switch to a research career and a PhD (or post-doc) on political ecology, environmental justice or degrowth. Students might also benefit from the option of taking selected modules of our program, as necessary for their needs, instead of the full Master program.

Contact

Gonzalo Gamboa Jimenez

E-mail: Gonzalo.gamboa@uab.cat

UAB Specialisation Course

2 Edition
Places: 50
6 ECTS
Code: 3862/2
Price: 396 ¤
Special price: 356¤
Group of application:

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Escuela de Postgrado y Formación Continuada, Campus Bellaterra, UAB
Dates: from 01/10/2019 to 13/02/2020
Teaching language:
English (100%)
Coordinating centres:
Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales
Title obtained:
Certificate of achievement of the Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Degrowth

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