Online IPW Lecture: Ekaterina Chertkovskaya - Connecting degrowth to the Russian/Soviet context

When: Thursday, 3.12.2020, 13:15 Uhr. Where: Online. Lecture by Ekaterina Chertkovskaya (Lund University).

Invitation to the Online IPW Lecture Connecting degrowth to the Russian/Soviet context.

Lecturer: Ekaterina Chertkovskaya (Lund University)
Moderation: Christina Plank (IPW | University of Vienna)

When: Thursday, 3 December 2020, 13:15
Where: online -


Degrowth is an umbrella term that critiques the centrality of economic growth in our societies and embraces alternatives that are ecologically sustainable and socially just. There has been a rise in critiques of growth and a burgeoning discussion on degrowth, but the Soviet experience and post-Soviet contexts have been largely absent from it. During this lecture I will start bringing the two together. After briefly introducing degrowth, I will address how growth and productivism have been pursued in the Soviet Union and contemporary Russia. I will also explore how the intellectual thought from this geographical area connects to debates within degrowth.

An event within the IPW Lectures, an international lecture series of the Department for Political Science, University of Vienna.

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