Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources
by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill
Published by Routledge in the UK/Europe
We’re overusing the earth’s finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more. They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, reduce inequality, fix the financial system, create jobs, and more—all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.
“A lucid, informed, and highly constructive
book.” — Noam Chomsky
For more information see: http://steadystate.org/enough-is-enough
Preceding the ESEE 2013 conference in Lille, the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) and ESEE will be organising a two day workshop focused on postgraduate students. Linking to the conference theme, the workshop theme will be Ecological Economics and Institutionalist Approaches. The idea
of the summer school is to bring together around 40 selected PhD and Masters students with 10 senior researchers from within ESEE, providing space for discussion and exchange. Past participants of ESEE summer schools, including
the 2011 ESEE pre-conference workshop in Istanbul, are particularly invited to join as mentors who will buddy casino online portugal up with less experienced researchers. » Read the full article
ESEE is holding elections for the Board in December 2012. The positions of the President, the two Vice-Presidents, five regular Board members and one student representative will have to be filled for the next three years. The electronic ballot wi
ll be open during the first three weeks of December.
For this election, quite a few posts are vacant for the period from 2013-2015. As a paid ESEE Member you are entitled to vote and to run for elections. Therefore, the election is a good chance for many of you to take a more active role in the Board.
To become a nominee the person has to
be supported by five ESEE Members eligible to vote. Nominations for elections shall be made in writing to the secretariat, using the email-address: firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by 28. November 2012. The nomination shall include the names of the supporters. Supporters are asked to express their support directly to the Secretariat also up to the same deadline. A brief CV and 5 lines on the motivation for working in the Board shall be provided to be put on the ESEE website as a pdf file for the election period. Nominees for student representatives have to proof their continuing student status.
To be elected to the Board provides an opportunity to influence the direction of the Society and Ecological Economics in Europe and to work in a well motivated team. Active engagement in the work of the sub-committees shall be considered as a matter of course.
For more information contact Klaus Kubeczko, ESEE Secretary.