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Institutionalizing alternative economic spaces? An interpretivist perspective on diverse economies

Krueger, Robert; Gibbs, David C.; Gibbs, David; Krueger, Rob; Schulz, Christian


Rob Krueger

Christian Schulz

Robert Krueger


This article offers an approach that helps geographers and others to carefully and critically reexamine prospects for diverse economies. We propose an interpretative institutionalist perspective is useful for elucidating overlooked opportunities for creating alternative economic visions and practices by revealing the process of ‘meaning making’ undertaken by actors in the process of developing policy responses to various dilemmas. We explore this notion in the context of de-growth or post-growth. De-growth is a way of thinking about the economy in ways that are not growth oriented, or fixated on GDP, but on the redistribution of wealth and living within the Earth’s ecosystems.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2018
Journal Progress in human geography
Print ISSN 0309-1325
Electronic ISSN 1477-0288
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Issue 4
Pages 569-589
Keywords Alternative development scenarios; De-growth; Post-growth; Diverse economies; Sustainability transitions
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Copyright Statement Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Progress in human geography, 2017.


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