Gobal economic crisis and the sustainability transition

Gobal economic crisis and the sustainability transition

Written by Mark Swilling on 2013-07-12 14:17:00
new article by Mark Swilling

Mark Swilling has published a new article on the global economic crisis and the sustainability transition. His argument is that to make sense of the global crisis and a possible transition, many re-interpret the past as a set of successive long-term development cycles that could repeat in future. At the same time environmental pressures have resulted in the notion of a green economy. It is argued that the current global economic crisis simultaneously marks the end of the post-WWII long term development cycle, the id-point of the information age and potentially the start of a new ra of sustainable development. It must be recognised that only ertain futures are being imagined with Africa’s options largely gnored. As African growth rates rise as demand for its resources ncrease, it is necessary to question whether Africa is appropriately ositioned to take advantage of the next long-term development. he new discourse of ‘resource nationalism’ is promising, but only if overnance modalities can be found that can transcend the resource curse. (For a copy click HERE)