A Green New Deal: Discursive Review and Appraisal

Notes on the 21st Century (CBRI), 2019

15 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2019

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: March 3, 2019


The notion of a Green New Deal as an ecology-centered economic stimulus program has garnered increasing political capital in recent years, particularly in OECD countries. However, resistance by political detractors has muddled the discourse under the accusation that it is a ‘far-fetched’ or ‘unworkable’ idea. This discussion paper seeks to review the extant literature on the Green New Deal, and its appraisal indicates that much theoretical and empirical basis already exists for such a proposal to be implemented. The review thereby corroborates the base case for implementing such ecological-economic stimulus programs.

Keywords: Green New Deal, Stimulus Program, Environmental Economics, Ecofeminism, Ecosocialism, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., A Green New Deal: Discursive Review and Appraisal (March 3, 2019). Notes on the 21st Century (CBRI), 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3347494 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3347494

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA) ( email )

Montreal, Quebec

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )


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