New Economy, New Systems: Radical Responses to Our Sustainability Crises, edited by John Blewitt and published by GoodWorks, an imprint of the Schumacher Institute, will be available from the 21st of October 2022.
Contributions from Inez Aponte, Hugh Atkinson, John Blewitt, Jenneth Parker, Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir and Ian Roderick.
From the introduction:
The book is for all of us who know that we need to change the economy in response to our worsening ecological and social crises. The authors are all fellows of the Schumacher Institute whose purpose is to assist in developing ‘sustainable systems’.
We would like you to find this book, and related resources, of use on your own path, whatever that may be and invite you to our debates and events. This is the ‘crisis of sustainability.
In the book, we discuss the possibilities for changing the economy by using systems approaches. The responses here are ‘radical’ in several ways: we look at the ‘roots’ of the western view of the economy and make clear its fatal problems; we talk about approaches that produce fundamental systemic change; we discuss and contribute to the political changes that are needed.
Sustainability has made headway in a wide variety of areas of human life, social movements, governance, learning and policy, including international agreements. We call for a radical re-set of the sustainability agenda to recognise the full extent of the changes needed and their urgency. We take sustainability to its next level by integrating economic change fully into the central political agenda.
Paperback: £15.00 (ISBN 978-0-9954603-3-1)
Free open access to the whole text.
To be published 21/10/22
Launch Event: 21st October 2022 at the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems
℅ Create Centre, The Create Centre, BRISTOL, BS1 6XN
Discounted copies are available at the event.