Managing without Growth, Second Edition

Slower by Design, not Disaster

2nd edition

Peter A. Victor, Professor Emeritus, York University, Canada

Ten years after the publication of the first edition of this influential book, the evidence is even stronger that human economies are overwhelming the regenerative capacity of the planet. This book explains why long-term economic growth is infeasible, and why, especially in advanced economies, it is also undesirable. Simulations based on real data show that managing without growth is a better alternative

‘This book will appeal to both technical economists and to general readers. It advances a compelling case for the abandonment of growth as a policy objective for rich countries, while acknowledging that more growth is still essential in poorer ones.’
– Peter C. Grosvenor, Environmental Politics

‘Written in a crisp, clear, concise style, almost totally free of jargon, deeply grounded in data, and superbly referenced, the book is a must-read for those who want to form their own informed opinion about this subject, with or without economic education.’
– Halina Szejnwald Brown, Local Environment

‘If you want to get into the nuts and bolts of postgrowth economics, then Managing Without Growth is the book for you.’
– Jeremy Williams, The Earthbound Report

2019 432 pp Paperback 978 1 78536 739 7 £35.00 £28.00 $55.00 $44.00
2019 432 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 737 3 £120.00 £108.00 $180.00 $162.00

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