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Dukelow F.;Murphy M.P.
2022
January
Journal of Social Policy
Building the Future from the Present: Imagining Post-Growth, Post-Productivist Ecosocial Policy
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climate crisis Decommodification degrowth participation income prefiguration sustainability
The environment remains on the margins of social policy. Bringing degrowth literature into conversation with social policy debates about decommodification, we argue that a re-imagined decommodification remains central to addressing the social-ecological challenges we face and to forging a post-growth, post-productivist ecosocial welfare state. We explore the implications of this for re-imagining and mapping three core areas of an ecosocial welfare state revolving around the work/welfare/care nexus: the redistribution of time across work and care; repurposing of active labour market measures; and reorienting cash transfers and services. In each case we discuss what decommodified social policy in the service of a post-growth, post-productivist future might entail. Acknowledging challenges, we identify how instances of prefiguration of policy programmes and experiments across various countries offer concrete compass points for further transformation and a necessary paradigmatic shift.
0047-2794
10.1017/S0047279422000150
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