Growth is a dominant economic driver accounting for the wealth of nations and organizations alike. However, in the face of environmental pressures, widespread social and economic imbalance, and the reigning climate of uncertainty we are experiencing today, there is now a need for a viable interpretation of what growth really means. In this book, the author redefines the limits to economic growth and tackles the issues involved in three parts, in order to study a variety of international issues, including the world economic system, climate change and environmental degradation.
Part 1. A Present-Day Imperative
1. A Present-Day Imperative To Think or Not To Think…
2. Situating Growth in Time–Space.
3. Dominant Thinking of the Past Century.
4. The Historical Contribution of System Dynamics.
Part 2. A Methodology for Tackling Growth Problematics
5. In Search for New Approaches Fit-For-Purpose.
6. Angling the Core Subject Appropriately.
7. Cracking Open a Growth Concept.
8. Opening Up New Growth Axes.
Part 3. Going Beyond the Notion of GDP
9. New Growth Operational Formulations with Examples.
10. Discussing Work, Labor and Money.
11. Case Study: Growth Through Cooperation, Work, Time and Space.
12. A Society’s New Clothes.
Part 4. Appendices