A Decolonial Eco-Just Planetary Health Agenda Requires Post-Growth Economic Strategies

12 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2023

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Winne van Woerden

Commons Network; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Remco van de Pas

Institute of Tropical Medicine; Centre for Planetary Health Policy; Maastricht University

Joel Curtain

Partners in Health; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Date Written: December 01, 2022


Within the global health field, progress is being made to adopt a justice and sustainability-centred approach to global health issues through the advancement of what has been named a Planetary Health agenda. Meanwhile, an increasing number of global health scholars argue for a decolonization of the field. Yet, amongst these collective efforts to ‘transform’ global health thinking, a thorough historic and political economic analysis is often missing, and growthism continues to prevail. Truly committing to a decolonial eco-just global health agenda requires addressing the continuation of colonial arrangements within our global economic structure, removing structural and institutional growth dependencies in our world economy and ushering in post-growth economic strategies instead.

Keywords: Planetary Health, Decolonization, Post-growth, Ecological Justice

Suggested Citation

van Woerden, Winne and van de Pas, Remco and Curtain, Joel, A Decolonial Eco-Just Planetary Health Agenda Requires Post-Growth Economic Strategies (December 01, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4387879 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4387879

Winne Van Woerden

Commons Network ( email )

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( email )

Remco Van de Pas (Contact Author)

Institute of Tropical Medicine ( email )

B-2000 Antwerp

Centre for Planetary Health Policy ( email )

Maastricht University ( email )

Joel Curtain

Partners in Health ( email )

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( email )

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