"Degrowth": genealogy and circulation of a concept[Research paper] by Michaël Bruckert


The author graduated from HEC Paris in 2007

In this paper, we intend to analyze the French concept of « décroissance » or for « economic downsizing» or « voluntary simplicity ». It is a historical approach, which discusses it's birth, evolution and spread in the intellectual and activist sphere. We focus on the first critics of economic growth that grew up in the seventies. We consider the development and potential limits of this nebulous minority reaction in practice.

Quote article  Michaël Bruckert, « "Degrowth": genealogy and circulation of a concept », 12 december 2007, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]

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