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O la capra o i cavoli

La biosfera, l’economia e il futuro da inventare
  • Nicolò Bellanca,
  • Luca Pardi,

We cannot have the goat and the cabbages together. We cannot jointly achieve the preservation of the planet, economic growth and the improvement of individual and collective well-being. Climate and energy issues are not a crisis, and even an emergency, but a historic passage that we must face by committing ourselves to grasping the exact terms of the difficulties and dangers. We must give up part of our lifestyle, reducing population and economy as quickly, but also the less traumatically possible. We must abandon the criterion of efficiency for that of sufficiency. We need to stop thinking about what we could do more and start thinking about what we can do less.

  • Keywords:
  • Anthropocene,
  • a-growth,
  • tragic choices,
  • peak of resources,
  • polyarchic society,
  • planetary boundaries,
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Nicolò Bellanca

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3809-3455

Luca Pardi

CNR-IPCF, Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6870-1490

Nicolò Bellanca teaches Development Economics at the University of Florence. Among his books: Le possibilità del futuro. Economia e politica dell’immaginario (Rosenberg & Sellier, 2018); Dall’eguaglianza all’inclusione (Manifestolibri, 2018) e Isocracy. The Institutions of Equality (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019).
Luca Pardi is senior researcher at the Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes of the National Research Council of Pisa. His most recent book, written with Jacopo Simonetta, is Picco per capre. Capire, cercando di cavarsela, la triplice crisi: economica, energetica ed ecologica (Lu-Ce edizioni, 2017).
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Parte Prima. Perché siamo qui

Nicolò Bellanca, Luca Pardi

Risorse e popolazione umana
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pp.21-45


Nicolò Bellanca, Luca Pardi

Il degrado della biosfera
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pp.47-67


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pp.69-91


Parte seconda. Le grandi narrazioni della crescita economica

Nicolò Bellanca, Luca Pardi

Per la critica della crescita illimitata e della crescita verde
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pp.95-112


Nicolò Bellanca, Luca Pardi

Limiti alla crescita, universalismo e progresso sociale
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pp.113-126


Parte terza. Cosa potrebbe accadere

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Per una teoria del declino delle società complesse
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pp.129-145


Nicolò Bellanca, Luca Pardi

Gli scenari
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pp.147-174


Parte quarta. La lunga emergenza
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pp.177-195


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Qualche riflessione finale
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pp.197-200


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  • Pages: 210
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Book Title

O la capra o i cavoli

Book Subtitle

La biosfera, l’economia e il futuro da inventare

Authors

Nicolò Bellanca, Luca Pardi

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210

Publication Year

2020

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© 2020 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-5518-195-2

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978-88-5518-194-5

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Studi e saggi

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2704-5919

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