GREEN RECOVERY FROM THE CRISIS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GREEN NEW DEAL AND ECOSOCIALISM
By Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Atıl Aşıcıand Zeynep Bünül
A paper prepared for the 9th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics: Advancing Ecological Economics: Theory and Practice
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, June 14-17, 2011
The aim of this paper is to examine and to compare the Green New Deal policy proposals, and the Ecosocialist alternative for the solution of the current economic, social, and ecological crises. Although the Ecosocialist perspective is more ambitious in reaching a more egalitarian and ecologically sustainable future, it lacks a clearly defined set of actors and road map that can radically change the global system in accordance with the Ecosocialist principles in the long run.
In that respect, it can be argued that GND policies can help to set the stage for the Ecosocialist agenda to achieve its long term objectives. Hence, from this point of view, both approaches can be seen as complementary rather than substitutes.
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