What is 'Green' in the Green New Deal - Criteria from Ecofeminist and Post-Keynesian Economics


Kesting, Stefan. 2011. "What is 'Green' in the Green New Deal - Criteria from Ecofeminist and Post-Keynesian Economics."International Journal of Green Economics 5 (1): 49-64.

Author: Stefan Kesting


This article aims in general at further fulfilling the ambition of green economics to be a holistic paradigm synthesising and integrating a diverse set of heterodox economic approaches and philosophies. In particular, it addresses the current lack of macroeconomic and more specifically post-Keynesian short run theories in green economies. This new paradigm is in its essence a radical ecofeminist approach to economics. From this vantage point, the ecofeminist framework of (re)productivity developed by Biesecker and Hofmeister is indeed very congruent with green economies. Moreover, the goal of the article is to develop normative (ecofeminist) criteria for green stimulus packages. This could improve green economic policy formulation and real-world implementation [Turk,(2008), p.267].

Keywords: green stimulus, (re)productivity, post-keynesian economics, ecofeminism

Topics: Economies, Ecological Economics, Environment, Feminisms, Ecofeminism

Year: 2011

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