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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 pmFREE but booking required
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.
- Deputy Project Leader of the Future Africa Campus,
- Extraordinary Professor, Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch
- Director of GovInn – Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation
- UNESCO-UNU Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People
- Member of the Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity Member of the Action Research Network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa (WE-Africa)
- President of the EU Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa
- Member of the JICA/IPD Task Force on ‘The Quality of Growth in Africa’, Columbia University, New York
Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building
Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.
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