Post-growth economics: a must for planetary health justice

WF van Woerden, R van de Pas, J Curtain

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Within the global health field, progress is being made to adopt a justice and sustainability-centred approach by advancing what has been named a planetary health agenda. Meanwhile, an increasing number of global health scholars argue for the decolonisation of the field. Yet, amongst these collective efforts to ‘transform’ global health thinking, a thorough analysis of political economy dimensions is often missing. ‘Growthism’, the belief that more production is necessarily good, continues to prevail. Truly committing to a decolonial eco-just global health agenda requires addressing the continuation of colonial arrangements within the structure of the global economy, removing growth dependencies and ushering in post-growth policies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number55
JournalGlobalization and Health
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Decolonization
  • Ecological justice
  • Planetary Health
  • Post-growth Economics


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