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Responsibility Beyond Growth: A Case for Responsible Stagnation

Stevienna de Saille, Fabien Medvecky, Michiel Van Oudheusden, Kevin Albertson, Effie Amanatidou, Timothy Birabi, and Mario Pansera


Innovation is generally considered to be the antidote to economic stagnation. But while the coupling of ‘responsible' and 'innovation’ has been much discussed, that of 'responsible stagnation' has gone largely unexplored. In this book, we take this concept seriously as a means to question the political economy of science, technology and innovation, both as policy and as process, and the problems which arise from unquestioned emphasis on innovation as the means to increase GDP. The book argues that examining what 'responsible stagnation' might contribute opens new space in the growing global di ... More

Keywords: Responsible Innovation, heterodox economics, economic stagnation, GDP growth, social progress, social innovation, development, science and technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529208177
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529208177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stevienna de Saille, author
University of Sheffield

Fabien Medvecky, author
University of Otago

Michiel Van Oudheusden, author
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven