Doughnut Economics - the Challenging Ideas of Kate Raworth (Summer term) (ECN 01)

  • Day and time: Monday 11:15 - 12:55
  • Length of course: 1 term. Summer (10 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 20
  • Start date: 12 April 2021
  • Description:

    Oxford academic Kate Raworth in her 2017 book 'Doughnut Economics' argues that out present economic system is not only creating a more unequal society but is destroying our planet at the same time. It is in that sense 'not fit for purpose' and is failing the society it is supposed to serve. In seeking an alternative she questions our present goal of ever-increasing economic growth and advocates what she describes as "doughnut economics". The inner ring of the 'doughnut' stands for the level of social provision below which no one should fall, the outer ring stands for the limits we should set to those activities which damage the planet. We will examine Raworth's book to assess how far her analysis is accurate and, if so, how far her solutions could work in practice.

  • Format: Discussion

  • Discussion facilitator: Mike Lynch
  • I am not an economist but am interested in how economic ideas affect society and believe Kate Raworth's book has some new ideas to offer.

  • Convenor: Mike Lynch
  • I am not an economist but I have read Kate Raworth's book with great interest.

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