Beyond Growth

By Earthbound Books

By Earthbound Books

Post-growth, de-growth and futures beyond GDP. 

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

Jason Hickel

£14.99 £13.94

If you're going to read just one book on degrowth, make it Jason Hickel's highly readable overview of where we are and how degrowth really could change the world.

Prosperity without Growth: Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow

UK) Jackson Tim (University of Surrey


Tim Jackson's book really put the question of growth on the map for English readers when it was released in 2009, and it remains a persuasive and relevant book.

The Growth Delusion: The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations

David Pilling

£9.99 £9.29

Written by a Financial Times journalist rather than a lefty eco-academic, and therefore well worth a look for those more sceptical.

How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life

Edward Skidelsky and Robert Skidelsky

£9.99 £9.29

Highly accesible exploration of enough by the father and son writing team, one a historian and one an economist.

The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown-Up Economy

Katherine (Wellbeing Economy Alliance) Trebeck and Jeremy (writer and campaigner) Williams

£14.99 £13.94

My book with Katherine Trebeck, telling a new story about growth as a success story - and what societies do when the work of growth is done.

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Kate Raworth

£9.99 £9.29

Raworth describes herself as a 'growth agnostic' and this is broader than degrowth, but hits many of the same points with more flair and fun that almost any other book on economics.

The World After GDP: Politics, Business and Society in the Post Growth Era

Lorenzo Fioramonti


Currently a government minister in Italy, and a rare example of bringing degrowth thinking into office. Particularly good on how GDP developed and how it maintains its power.

A Future Beyond Growth: Towards a steady state economy


An edited collection from the University of New South Wales in Australia, this one covers a variety of key questions, such as the role of population, consumerism and how a transition could be acheived.

Farewell to Growth

Serge Latouche


There's a rich vein of degrowth thinking in France, and Serge Latouche is one of its central figures.

The Affluent Society: Updated with a New Introduction by the Author

John Kenneth Galbraith

£10.99 £10.22

The questions that degrowth wrestles with are nothing new. In 1956, Galbraith pondered what the priorities ought to be for rich countries, and this remains an inspiring read today.

Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

E F Schumacher

£9.99 £9.29

Schumacher's 1973 classic is a little dated in style, but his vision for a more local, human scale way of life is still influential and makes him a father of sustainable economics.

The Case for Degrowth

Giorgos Kallis, Susan Paulson, et al.


A pocket-sized summary of the arguments for degrowth, with authors based in the US and in Spain.

Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth

Guy Standing

£9.99 £9.29

A central tenet of postgrowth thinking is the commons, and this is one of the best introductions to the topic.