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Making Transformative Geographies

Lessons from Stuttgart's Community Economy

Funded by: der Universität Luxembourg (Department of Geography and Spatial

In the light of social and environmental unsustainability and injustice, the continuing attachment to the idea that a growth-based economy is reconcilable with ecological limits seems increasingly implausible. Tracing and dissecting the complexities of social change, Benedikt Schmid speaks about the development of visions, alternatives, and strategies for a radical transformation beyond growth-based economies. Covering an empirical sample of 24 eco-social organizations, projects, and groupings in the city of Stuttgart (Germany), the study drills down into the social, spatial, and strategic dimensions of transformation. It advances a conceptually and empirically grounded assessment of the possibilities and limitations of community activism and civil engagement in shifting transformative geographies towards a degrowth trajectory.


Besprochen in:
ORLIS, 9 (2020)
www.kommunalweb.de, 9 (2020)

Audience: Professional and scholarly;