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    Building the Future from the Present: Imagining Post-Growth, Post-Productivist Ecosocial Policy

    Dukelow, Fiona and Murphy, Mary P. (2022) Building the Future from the Present: Imagining Post-Growth, Post-Productivist Ecosocial Policy. Journal of Social Policy, 51 (3). pp. 504-518. ISSN 1469-7823

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    The environment remains on the margins of social policy. Bringing degrowth literature into conversation with social policy debates about decommodification, we argue that a re-imagined decommodification remains central to addressing the social-ecological challenges we face and to forging a post-growth, post-productivist ecosocial welfare state. We explore the implications of this for re-imagining and mapping three core areas of an ecosocial welfare state revolving around the work/welfare/care nexus: the redistribution of time across work and care; repurposing of active labour market measures; and reorienting cash transfers and services. In each case we discuss what decommodified social policy in the service of a post-growth, post-productivist future might entail. Acknowledging challenges, we identify how instances of prefiguration of policy programmes and experiments across various countries offer concrete compass points for further transformation and a necessary paradigmatic shift.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Decommodification; degrowth; sustainability; participation income; climate crisis; prefiguration;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 17039
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    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Murphy
    Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2023 12:12
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Policy
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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