The World After GDP: Politics, Business and Society in the Post Growth Era

The World After GDP: Politics, Business and Society in the Post Growth Era

by Lorenzo Fioramonti


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GDP is much more than a simple statistic. It has become the overarching benchmark of success and a powerful ordering principle at the heart of the global economy. But the convergence of major economic, social and environmental crises has exposed the flaws of our economic system which values GDP above all else as a measure of prosperity and growth.

In this provocative and inspiring new book, political economist Lorenzo Fioramonti sets out his vision of a world after GDP. Focusing on pioneering research on alternative metrics of progress, governance innovation and institutional change, he makes a compelling case for the profound and positive transformations that could be achieved through a post-GDP system of development. From a new role for small business, households and civil society to a radical evolution of democracy and international relations, Fioramonti sets out a combination of top-down reforms and bottom-up pressures whose impact, he argues, would be unprecedented, making it possible to build a more equitable, sustainable and happy society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781509511358
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lorenzo Fioramonti is Professor of Political Economy & Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 The making of a post-GDP world
Chapter 2 The rise and fall of the GDP ideology
Chapter 3 Post-GDP economy
Chapter 4 Post-GDP politics
Chapter 5 Post-GDP world

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