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Barry Gills

Gills, Barry

Gills, Barry

Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki; Fellow, WAAS

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Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki; Fellow, WAAS

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Transversalism and transformative praxes: Globalization from below
Viewed in a world-historical perspective, social change, or social transformation, is not an “event” but rather a constant, a perpetual historical process. Human social organisation is perpetually in motion but within certain parameters of continuity. For over five millennia, since the origins of cities, the state, and class society, human social order has continued to evolve through a number of recognisable patterns of social change, including the historical formation of an ever-larger system...
No More Excuses! Why the Climate and Ecological Emergencies Demand a New Paradigm   ( Economy & Ecology ), ( New Economics ), ( Sustainable Development )
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract In this paper we reprise some of the themes set out in our recent special issue of Globalizations, which explores the contributing role of mainstream economics in the current climate emergency. We provide a brief update on the current state of the declared ‘climate emergency’ and we make the case for a paradigm shift informed by quite different principles, including ‘transversalism’. "Gimme spots on the apples, but leave me the birds and bees" – Joni Mitchell...
Quest for a New Paradigm in Economics - A Synthesis of Views of the New Economics Working Group*   ( Economic Theory ), ( Economy & Ecology ), ( Social Welfare ), ( New Economics ), ( New Paradigm )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The remarkable economic achievements of the past two centuries have cast an illusion of omniscience on the discipline of Economics, which even repeated catastrophic policy failures have still not entirely banished. The gap and disjuncture between prevailing economic wisdom and its effective application to promote human welfare and well-being are enormous and widening rapidly. The gap between current economic performance and the economic potential of global...