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PhD Defence: Thimothée Parrique

Published on December 13, 2019 Updated on December 13, 2019
Le 16 December 2019 De 14:00 à 16:30

Pôle Tertiaire - Site La Rotonde - 26 avenue Léon Blum - 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Room Pascal - 313

The political economy of degrowth


Prof. Giorgos Kallis, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Dr. Franck-Dominique Vivien, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Prof. Barbara Muraca, University of Oregon
Dr. Clive Spash, WU Vienna University of Economics
Prof. Andrew Sutter, Akita International University
Prof. Fabrice Flipo, Université Paris Diderot
Prof. Yves-Marie Abraham, HEC Montréal
Prof. Max Koch, Lund University
Prof. Arnaud Diemer, Université Clermont Auvergne
Dr. Sarah Cornell, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Dr. Sylvie Ferrari, Université de Bordeaux


In addition to this introduction, the dissertation consists of twelve chapters divided into three parts as well as a conclusion. The first part (Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4) explores the nature, causes, and consequences of economic growth. The second part (Chapter 5, 6, 7) is about the idea of degrowth, especially its history, theoretical foundations, and controversies. The third part (Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) is about the transition from the ideology of growth to the utopia of degrowth and what exactly could make it happen. In what follows, I providean overview of the central arguments of each part and chapter.