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Societal transformation to sustainability through the unmaking of capitalism? A comparative study of radical grassroots innovations in Europe

Project description

A closer look at social transformation and sustainability

Modern capitalist societies harm the natural environment, but societies constantly evolve. Social transformation can change societies towards sustainability. The EU-funded UNMAKING project will research whether, when and how radical grassroots innovations unmake environmentally disruptive institutions that are deeply ingrained in capitalist societies. It will compare Italian and German radical grassroots innovations in agriculture to identify and categorise mechanisms of unmaking. The aim is to explain whether and how unmaking creates space for alternatives from the individual to the social-ecological level. The project will also develop a theory of unmaking in societal transformation towards sustainability. Overall, the project will push the boundaries of our understanding of transformation and sustainability.

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 498 200,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 498 200,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 498 200,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 498 200,00