Working group on growth imperatives

The scientific debate about sustainability is still controversial regarding the existence of so called “growth imperatives”. While many authors argue that the fixation on growth is mainly a question of mentality, others suspect that a structural growth imperative exist. They describe its causes with different approaches, disputed for their plausibility. The goal of this working group is to provide a complete and detailed overview of the current state of research, and to categorize and to evaluate the explanations.

Contact persons: Oliver Richters and Andreas Siemoneit.

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