Research Agenda for the Next 30 Years of Ecological Economics
Alongside other established and emerging scholars in the field of Ecological Economics, I’ve been developing a research agenda for the next 30 years of EE.
My motivation for getting involved with this was the retirement of Dr. Peter Victor from York University. It was an indication that the established cohort of scholars who formed the foundations of EE were beginning to retire.
In response, I organized a symposium for emerging EE scholars to share their research and ideas for the future of EE in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and Economics for the Anthropocene.
I was then invited to attend a multi-day workshop in Vermont where EE scholars from all stages and disciplines came together to organize a research agenda for EE. This event led to the publication of Sustainable Wellbeing Futures: A Research and Action Agenda for Ecological Economics by Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Joshua Farley, and Jon Erickson. I contributed two chapters to this publication:
Chapter 3: Work, Labour, and Regenerative Production (pg 27-44)
Chapter 25: Ecological economic goals from emerging scholars (pg 409-426)
After discussing some limitations of this publication in including more radical views and outlining ongoing debates, Josh Farley and I put together two special issues. My goal in helping editing these two special issues was to create a platform and place for emerging and new scholars to help set the agenda for research in EE.
Special Issue “A Research Agenda for Ecological Economics” in Sustainability including the following open access papers:
Livelihood, Market and State: What does A Political Economy Predicated on the ‘Individual-in-Group-in-PLACE’ Actually Look Like?
Stephen Quilley and Katharine Zywert
From the Anthropocene to Mutual Thriving: An Agenda for Higher Education in the Ecozoic
Ivan Vargas Roncancio, Leah Temper, Joshua Sterlin, Nina L. Smolyar, Shaun Sellers, Maya Moore, Rigo Melgar-Melgar, Jolyon Larson, Catherine Horner, Jon D. Erickson, Megan Egler, Peter G. Brown, Emille Boulot, Tina Beigi and Michael Babcock
Roots, Riots, and Radical Change—A Road Less Travelled for Ecological Economics
Elke Pirgmaier and Julia K. Steinberger
Transcending the Learned Ignorance of Predatory Ontologies: A Research Agenda for an Ecofeminist-Informed Ecological Economics
Sarah Louise Ruder and Sophia Rose Sanniti
Toward an Ecological Monetary Theory
Deliberation and the Promise of a Deeply Democratic Sustainability Transition
Michael B. Wironen, Robert V. Bartlett, and Jon D. Erickson
Special Section on “Ecological Economics: The Next 30 Years” in the Journal of Ecological Economics including papers:
Ecological Economics Beyond Markets
Sam Bliss, Megan Egler
The Ecological Economics of Economic Democracy
Bengi Akbulut, Fikret Adaman
Keeping multiple antennae up: Coevolutionary foundations for methodological pluralism
Jessica J. Goddard, Giorgos Kallis, Richard B. Norgaard
An ecological monetary theory
The need for ecological ethics in a new ecological economics
Haydn Washington, Michelle Maloney
Implementing ecological economics
Why ecological economics needs to return to its roots: The biophysical foundation of socio-economic systems
Rigo E. Melgar-Melgar, Charles A.S. Hall
Ecological economics for humanity’s plague phase
William E. Rees
Ecological economics in the age of fear
Roldan Muradian, Unai Pascual
Ecological economics and degrowth: Proposing a future research agenda from the margins
Ksenija Hanaček, Brototi Roy, Sofia Avila, Giorgos Kallis
Developing a restoration narrative: A pathway towards system-wide healing and a restorative culture
James Blignaut, James Aronson
With even further discontent, I developed two panels for the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics biennial conference on a Radical Research Agenda for Ecological Economics in collaboration with Vijay Kolinjivadi – our intention is to turn this into a special issue but we haven’t yet done so.