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The Double Crisis: In What Sense A Regional Problem?

Betsy Donald, Mia Gray and Centre for Business Research

Working Papers from Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

Abstract: We are now facing Sayer’s 'diabolical double crisis' - which encompasses both a deep financial crisis and an environmental one. The scale, scope and nature of this double-crisis is downplayed in the regional studies literature, much of which still focuses on innovative growth models often divorced from broader social and ecological contexts. To help solve both crises we call for regional studies to explore new models that allow us to focus on the most important issues of our time. We illustrate this by focusing on the contradictions in the waste produced by contemporary regional economies - waste of abundance, labour, and resources.

Keywords: inequality; climate change; precarious labour; waste; wealth; redistribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 E21 E24 F64 O44 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-09
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