Samuel Alexander

University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs

Dr.

185 Pelham Street

Carlton, Victoria 3053

Australia

Simplicity Institute

Australia

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

The Voluntary Simplicity Movement: Reimagining the Good Life Beyond Consumer Culture

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Dec 2011
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 892 (25,205)
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voluntary simplicity, downshifting, simple living, the simple life, consumerism, consumer culture, consumer society

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Degrowth Implies Voluntary Simplicity: Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Consumption

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Feb 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 523 (51,590)
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sustainable consumption, voluntary simplicity, degrowth, post-growth, consumerism

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Peak Oil, Energy Descent, and the Fate of Consumerism

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Jan 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 471 (58,894)
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peak oil, consumerism, post-growth, sustainable consumption, consumer society, consumer culture, deindustrial

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Property Beyond Growth: Toward a Politics of Voluntary Simplicity

Number of pages: 298 Posted: 09 Oct 2011
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 417 (68,230)
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degrowth, voluntary simplicity, simple living, sustainable consumption, critical legal theory, property, politics of consumption

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Resilience through Simplification: Revisiting Tainter's Theory of Collapse

Simplicity Institute Report 12h, 2012
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
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Tainter, voluntary simplification, voluntary simplicity, complexity, collapse, resilience

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Planned Economic Contraction: The Emerging Case for Degrowth

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Oct 2011
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 334 (88,395)
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degrowth, voluntary simplicity, economic growth, GDP, GPI, post-growth, peak oil, threshold hypothesis

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Toward a Foucauldian Ethics of Sustainable Consumption

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Jan 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
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foucault, aesthetics of existence, voluntary simplicity, sustainable consumption, consumerism

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Voluntary Simplicity and the Social Reconstruction of Law: Degrowth from the Grassroots Up

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Feb 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 212 (141,828)
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voluntary simplicity, degrowth, steady state, post-growth, social movements, law, social construction

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The Voluntary Simplicity Movement: A Multi-National Survey Analysis in Theoretical Context

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Oct 2011
Samuel Alexander and Simon Ussher
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 169 (174,435)
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voluntary simplicity, simple living, downshifting, the simple life

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Voluntary Simplicity as an Aesthetics of Existence

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Oct 2011
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
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voluntary simplicity, aesthetics of existence, Foucault, sustainable consumption, neoclassical economics

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Living Better on Less? Toward an Economics of Sufficiency

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 May 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 167 (176,217)
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sufficiency, degrowth, voluntary simplicity, sustainable consumption, happiness, Easterlin Paradox

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Just Enough is Plenty: Thoreau's Alternative Economics

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 09 Oct 2011
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
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Thoreau, voluntary simplicity, sustainable consumption, simple living, the simple life

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Radical Simplicity and the Middle-Class: Exploring the Lifestyle Implications of a 'Great Disruption'

Simplicity Institute Report, 2012
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Sep 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
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radical simplicity, voluntary simplicity, sufficiency, degrowth, economic contraction, consumerism

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Degrowth, Expensive Oil, and the New Economics of Energy

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 145 (198,366)
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degrowth, peak oil, energy descent, voluntary simplicity, new economics, sufficiency

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The Sufficiency Economy: Envisioning a Prosperous Way Down

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 137 (207,625)
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sufficiency, sufficiency economy, degrowth, voluntary simplicity, the simpler way, sustainable consumption, energy descent

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Peak Oil and the Twilight of Growth

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Oct 2011
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 111 (243,386)

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peak oil, degrowth, post-growth, law, voluntary simplicity, debt

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Ted Trainer and The Simpler Way

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 May 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
Downloads 106 (251,392)
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The Simpler Way, voluntary simplicity, degrowth, steady-state economy, sustainable consumption, anarchism

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God's Away on Business: The Spiritual Significance of Voluntary Simplicity

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 10 Dec 2011
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
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voluntary simplicity, simple living, the simple life, spirituality, religion, consumerism, consumer culture

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Ignite: An Unspoken Address to the Occupiers

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Feb 2012
Samuel Alexander
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs
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Occupy, Occupy Movement, occupation, social movements, resistance, consumption

20.

Wild Democracy: A Biodiversity of Resistance and Renewal

Alexander S and Burdon P (2017) Wild democracy: A biodiversity of resistance and renewal. The Ecological Citizen 1: 45–54., U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2017-23
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Sep 2017
Samuel Alexander and Peter D. Burdon
University of Melbourne - Office for Environmental Programs and University of Adelaide - School of Law
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Anarchism; eco-anarchism; eco-socialism; Marxism; societal change