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New #EconomicsForRebels episode! Alexandra Koves speaks to Clive Spash

Humans, values, structures, good science and rebellions in Social Ecological Economics

“The importance of social, political, ethical and institutional factors is something which ecologists are not trained to detect, and economists are trained to neglect”.

Clive Spash

The brilliant “Economics for Rebels” podcast is back again with a new episode!

This week, host Alexandra Köves (Uni Corvinus) speaks to Clive Spash (WU Vienna) about Social Ecological Economics, the lack of dialogue between disciplines, especially mainstream economics, and much much more.

Link to the podcast below.

“Ecological economics is a field that historically evolved from discourses of people from many disciplines. Finally, ecologists and economists were in dialogue with each other on how to transform the world to respect planetary boundaries. Today’s guest Clive Spash argues, however, that “the importance of social, political, ethical and institutional factors is something which ecologists are not trained to detect, and economists are trained to neglect”. The way forward can only be social ecological economics where the necessity of human behavioural change is not overlooked. With Clive Spash we talk about humans, values, structures, institutions, politics, science and rebellions in social ecological economics.”
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CALL FOR PAPERS – 14th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics

WILL ACHILLES CATCH UP WITH THE TORTOISE?
IT’S HIGH TIME FOR TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION ON SUSTAINABILITY

Dipartimento di Economia e Management
Università di Pisa, Italy

June 14 to June 17, 2022

The 14th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics takes place exactly 50 years after the UN conference on the human environment, where the UN acknowledged the environmental crisis. Yet the current state of the environmental crisis seems to indicate that the needed actions and policies have not yet been implemented. We need to move beyond solutions based only on technology, and design transformative action on sustainability.

The conference addresses these issues, and aims to contribute to a better understanding of the actions needed to change the current unsustainable trajectories of human society and economy, by addressing amongst others the science-policy gap. The questions: ‘Will politicians catch up with science and engaged civil society?’ and ‘What are the transformative actions to escape from the current unsustainable paths?’ will stand central during the conference. 

We welcome original theoretical and empirical contributions, from different disciplines and geographies, on topics including: Transformations, Theoretical perspectives and new ideas, Teaching and communication, Resources, Policies, Institutions and power, Business and transition, Behaviour and social change, Alternative economies.

KEY DATES

Special session proposal: 29th October 2021

Deadline for sending abstract: 30th November 2021

Notification of acceptance before: 31st January 2022

Registration deadline – early bird: 26 March 2022

Final paper due: 6th May 2022

Abstracts can soon be uploaded through the electronic portal on the website For any further information, see: http://www.esee2022pisa.it