John Barry, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queens University Belfast

The Politics and Political Economy of a Post-growth Economy

“The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: The Cancer Stage of Carbon-fueled, Consumer Capitalism”

Tuesday, February 4, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“Post Growth Politics and Green Political Economy: Towards Socio-ecological Resilience and Socio-economic Justice in the 21st Century”

Wednesday, February 5, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public

Thursday, February 6, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies and the Nelson Institute

A man, with a broad smile, looks slightly off to the left into the distance. His reddish-brown hair is worn short and is brushed off his face. His goatee has a similar coloration. He wears a white button-down featuring a blue floral pattern and a dark brown suede jacket. He sits before a light green background.JOHN BARRY is Reader in Green Political Economy at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queens University Belfast. His areas of research include green political economy and green economics; economic practices and sustainability, normative aspects of sustainable development; governance for sustainable development; the greening of citizenship and civic republicanism; green politics in Ireland, North and South; the Transition Movement; peak oil and climate change; the governance of science and innovation; the link between academic knowledge and political activism and policy making; trust, legitimacy and public policy; citizenship, public policy and governance; theories and practices of reconciliation in Northern Ireland. His books include Rethinking Green Politics: Nature, Virtue and Progress (1999) – [winner of the Political Studies Association Mackenzie prize for best book published in political science]; Environment and Social Theory, 2nd edition, (2007); and Citizenship, Sustainability and Environmental Research: Q methodology and Local Exchange Trading Systems (2000).  His co-edited books include The International Encyclopaedia of Environmental Politics (2001), Sustaining Liberal Democracy (2002); Europe, Globalisation and Sustainability (2004), The Nation-State and the Global Ecological Crisis (2005) and Contemporary Environmental Politics (2006). He latest book is The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon-Constrained World (2012, Oxford University Press). He is also a former co-leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland and is currently a Green Party Councillor on North Down Borough Council, Northern Ireland.