The publication of the first edition of the book Prosperity without Growth in 2009 was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly-prized goal of politicians and economists alike: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions.
The European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) have the pleasure of inviting you to a presentation-debate marking the publication of the 17th edition of their flagship book.
The current European economic governance setting is misguided; rhetorically it is focused on growth and competitiveness, while the procedures are dominated by strict fiscal rules.
In Europe, there is still a gender-based division of labour: men and women do not occupy the same professions, and when they perform similar jobs, their work activity, their work experiences, their opportunities for career advancement and their remuneration are not identical.
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