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Max Koch

Max Koch

Professor

Max Koch

The 'good life' of nations : A global perspective

Author

  • Martin Fritz
  • Max Koch

Editor

  • Hartmut Rosa
  • Christoph Henning

Summary, in English

Major socio-ecological issues such as climate change have a global character. For the atmosphere it does not matter from which point in the world greenhouse gases are emitted. The structural preconditions for any ‘good life’ likewise have global reach. In this chapter, we theorise and operationalise the individual, social and ecological dimensions for prosperity and the ‘good life’ at national level and empirically explore patterns of prosperity at the global scale. How are prosperity patterns structured in various parts of the world? Are there any country clusters that manage to develop (elements of) the ‘good life’ within ecological limits? And what are the future prospects for the different clusters and particularly for the Western world en route to achieving a surplus in prosperity?

Department/s

  • School of Social Work

Publishing year

2017-08

Language

English

Pages

215-228

Publication/Series

Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • Sociology

Keywords

  • Degrowth
  • prosperity
  • good life
  • global perspective

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9781134885176
  • ISBN: 978-1138687882