The neoliberal capitalist system is caught in a double bind: its expansion disrupts the natural world, obstructs well-being and fails to curb injustices, while slowdown destabilises the inner workings of the system itself. Denying these contradictions will lead to uncontrolled economic decline, with severe social, psychological and ecological harm.
The Degrowth movement offers a radical critique and an alternative vision that draws from a range of unorthodox intellectual and philosophical traditions, such as political ecology, ecological economics, eco-Marxism and post-development. In this course, those insights are brought together to confront us with our own biases concerning growth, limits, money, quality of life and so on.
Mr Crelis Rammelt.
This course is open to second-year and third-year Bachelor’s students as well as 'bijvak' students from other Dutch higher education institutions and contract students.
You can find the timetable on Datanose.
Registration is open from 13 June 2022 until one week prior to the start of the course. UvA students can register in SIS (look for code: 5512DEGR6Y). Other interested parties, such as contract students and bijvak students, can register by completing the online registration form.
Please note: as a contract student you can choose to participate either including or excluding assessment. If you choose the latter, you only have access to the ten lectures of the course. If you also wish to attend the seminars, please choose 'including assessment'.
If you have any trouble while registering, please contact us at email@example.com.
Prices can be found on the IIS website.
SDGs in education
The IIS strives to reflect current societal issues and challenges in our elective courses, honours modules and degree programmes, and attempts to integrate the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this course. For more information about these goals, please visit the SDGs website.