WE-Africa is an alliance of likeminded scholars and practitioners who share a common concern about the current socio-economic conditions in which we live and are willing to work together to promote a transition to a wellbeing-based economy for Africa. It is an action-research network, which aims to consolidate evidence for change while Continue Reading
Lorenzo Fioramonti published a guest editorial in the Ecological Society of America, titled ‘The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the dynamics of well-being’, with Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski.
Students fought back against proposed tuition hikes – and won. The university students have been furious, as their cry “Fees must fall!” rang out on campuses and sites of political power across this society. An historic victory over South African neoliberalism was just won through the most intense three-week burst of activist Continue Reading
The annual UN heads-of-state summits reconfirms inappropriate targets, processes and evaluation systems. The ubiquitous ‘development goals’ chosen by the United Nations – first Millennium (MDGs) in 2000 and now Sustainable (SDGs) – were and are and will be a distraction from the real work of fighting poverty done by social Continue Reading
by Lorenzo Fioramonti THE world economic outlook is pretty grim. Not only have we not come out of the 2008 crisis, but the deceleration of the Chinese “powerhouse” is now threatening to sink the global economy into a prolonged double-dip recession that may last for decades. The Chinese debacle, just Continue Reading