When less is more - Sufficiency: Terminology, rationale and potentials

Jan 2013 – Overview & framework, Other papers

This paper is part of a research project dealing specifically with the question of how sufficiency can emerge in a society and how policy can help to shape this process. The notion of sufficiency in particular is as many-faceted as it is controversial. On the one hand, it often triggers fear and defensive reactions. On the other hand, some proponents promise a simplification of life, an economy of proximity, or the ‘liberation from overabundance’.

Published by Öko-Institut e.V.


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