Addressing the climate emergency is coming to be recognised as a top policy priority by more and more policy-makers. In order to rein human activity back within planetary limits our entire production and consumption model needs a fundamental, paradigmatic change. The welfare state that emerged in the context of a fossil fuel-based extractive economic model, based on a belief in sustained growth, cannot remain unaffected by the ongoing transition to a net-zero economy (Gough et al., 2008). Nevertheless, the different possible linkages between the welfare state and climate and environmental issues largely remain unexplored. This is what motivated this special issue. Read more...

Béla Galgóczi, Philippe Pochet

The full issue can be found → here

Co-editors: Philippe Pochet, Vera Šćepanović, Maarten Keune

Managing Editor: Marina Luttrell


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