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Open Justice and Equality Lecture: The world after GDP: Economics, politics and international relations in the post-growth era

April 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

FREE but booking required

Lorenzo Fioramonti

Thursday 20 April 2017, 5.00pm

Speaker: Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Pretoria

Justice and Equality lecture

Hosted by: Professor Kate Pickett, Research Theme Champion for Justice and Equality

GDP is much more than a simple statistic. It has become the overarching benchmark of success and a powerful ordering principle at the heart of the global economy.  But the convergence of major economic, social and environmental crises has exposed the flaws of our economic system which values GDP above all else as a measure of prosperity and growth.

In this provocative and inspiring new book, political economist Lorenzo Fioramonti sets out his vision of a world after GDP.  Focusing on pioneering research on alternative metrics of progress, governance innovation and institutional change, he makes a compelling case for the profound and positive transformations that could be achieved through a post-GDP system of development. From a new role for small business, households and civil society to a radical evolution of democracy and international relations, Fioramonti sets out a combination of top-down reforms and bottom-up pressures whose impact, he argues, would be unprecedented, making it possible to move away from GDP dominance and towards a more equitable, sustainable and happy society.

This lecture will be followed by wine reception.

Speaker biography: 

Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

If you have an accessibility need, please contact us at open-lectures@york.ac.uk or 01904 324466, and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

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April 20, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FREE but booking required
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University of York Open Lecture Series
01904 324778
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Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building
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