A Critique of The Limits of Growth from a Social Ecology Perspective

Written by Emet Değirmenci Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci The Limits to Growth was commissioned by the Club of Rome and published in 1972. The cautionary message of the report (Meadows et al., 1972) was intended to signal the need for reforms that would ensure the survival of capitalism. […]

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The Future of Social Ecology in Belgium

Written by Rafa Grinfeld While the climate and ecology movement in Belgium has been growing during the past two years, certainly amongst young people, we must ask ourselves what the role of social ecology in this has been in the past and can be in the future. Social ecology is rapidly becoming more known in […]

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March 12, 2020

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In France, Libertarian Municipalism Finds Its Way

Direct democracy is returning to France: a cultural battle whose theoretical foundations are largely based on the thinking of the American intellectual Murray Bookchin. His “libertarian municipalism” has inspired municipal citizen lists, as he inspired the Yellow Vests and the Kurdish revolution in Rojava. By Gaspard d’Allens Published in Reporterre, February 28, 2020 Translated to […]

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The Legacy of Murray Bookchin

Written by Brian Morris. Originally published in TRISE’s book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City” (edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, and Inés Morales) Introduction Although Murray Bookchin has been described as one of the most provocative, exciting, and original political thinkers of the twentieth century, it is worth noting that he is […]

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February 21, 2020

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Global Carbon Emissions Stop Rising (Again)

As a flatlining of carbon emissions is trumpeted again, Trise member Mathew Little looks into the seldom noticed connection between world trade and CO2  levels. According to the Financial Times, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, is “hopeful” that global CO2 emissions have finally peaked after news that they were flat […]

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February 17, 2020

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