The coronavirus crisis highlights the need to update the European welfare state to a social-ecological state, able to socialise 21st-century ecological risks.
Éloi Laurent opens a Social Europe series on the ‘just transition’ by framing it in the context of the social-ecological state.
A genuine European Green New Deal must place social justice and ecological protection ahead of fiscal discipline and economic growth.
The concept of the social-ecological state can inspire a new social policy to tackle the twin crises of inequality and environment. The revolt of the gilets jaunes is the first social-ecological crisis of contemporary France and one of the first in Europe. It was triggered by the major issue—too long eluded in the country of […]
Reports of the death of growth have been greatly exaggerated. As the IMF noted last month, the world enjoyed in 2017 the “broadest cyclical upswing since the start of the decade”. In other words, after ten years of real downturns, false starts and speculations on “secular stagnation”, a genuine global recovery has finally materialized. The […]