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Consumption Corridors. Living a Good Life within Sustainable Limits

Fuchs, Doris and Sahakian, Marlyne and Gumbert, Tobias and Di Giulio, Antonietta and Maniates, Michael and Lorek, Sylvia and Graf, Antonia. (2021) Consumption Corridors. Living a Good Life within Sustainable Limits. Routledge focus on environment and sustainability. London, New York.

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Abstract

Consumption Corridors: Living a Good Life within Sustainable Limits explores how to enhance peoples' chances to live a good life in a world of ecological and social limits. Rejecting familiar recitations of problems of ecological decline and planetary boundaries, this compact book instead offers a spirited explication of what everyone desires: a good life. Fundamental concepts of the good life are explained and explored, as are forces that threaten the good life for all. The remedy, says the book's seven international authors, lies with the concept of consumption corridors, enabled by mechanisms of citizen engagement and deliberative democracy. Across fve concise chapters, readers are invited into conversation about how wellbeing can be enriched by social change that joins "needs satisfaction" with consumerist restraint, social justice, and environmental sustainability. In this endeavour, lower limits of consumption that ensure minimal needs satisfaction for all are important, and enjoy ample precedent. But upper limits to consumption, argue the authors, are equally essential, and attainable, especially in those domains where limits enhance rather than undermine essential freedoms.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Aquatische ├ľkologie (Holm)
UniBasel Contributors:Di Giulio, Antonietta
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Authored Book
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:978-0-367-74872-2
Number of Pages:94
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Authored book
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