Responsibility Beyond Growth: A Case for Responsible Stagnation
Hardback | Aug 2020 | Bristol University Press | 9781529208177 | 168pp | 216x138mm | RFB | AUD$47.99, NZD$59.99
This is an important scholarly debate on the ways of reconceptualising ‘responsibility’ in the face of disruptive innovations framed as necessary for creating economic growth, addressing urgent global challenges.
Critically assessing growth-based models of innovation policy, this enlightening study sparks new debate on the role and nature of responsible innovation. Drawing on insights from economics, politics and science and technology studies, it proposes the concept of ‘responsible stagnation’ as an expansion of present discussions about growth, degrowth, responsibility and innovation within planetary limitations.This important scholarly intervention explores real-world relationships between the political economy, innovation policy and concepts of responsibility and will be an invaluable resource for readers, scholars and civil society organisations who seek to promote responsible innovation.