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Shedding some light on the invisible : the transformative power of paradigm shifts

  • This article presents an account of how deeply entrenched the neoclassical economic paradigm with its homo economicus and unlimited growth ideals has become in our societies and why this inhibits solutions for sustainable futures. Drawing on political economists like Karl Polanyi and Antonio Gramsci it also highlights how the current questioning of this paradigm and thus informed mindsets provides a renewed window of opportunity for a Great Transformation towards more sustainable futures. It reviews Transition Towns, Beyond GDP and Common Good Economies as examples of movements that lead the way in putting a new paradigm into practice.

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Author:Maja Göpel
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-66999
Editor(s):Thomas Henfrey
Publisher:Permanent Publications
Place of publication:East Meon, Hampshire
Year of Publication:2017
Source Title (English):Resilience, community action and societal transformation : people, place, practice, power, politics and possibility in transition
First Page:113
Last Page:140
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt