Mon. Apr 19th, 2021

Common Alternatives

Creating Futures Beyond Capital and Carbon

Deliberating Democratic Alternatives

Deliberating Post-Neoliberal Futures and Democratic Alternatives to Capital in 21st Century

The project lays the comparative foundations for assessing alternatives to capitalism, and for analysing ‘post-neoliberal futures’. It offers the first integrated analysis of post-neoliberal, post-capital, and post-carbon modes of livelihood, focusing on new variants of ‘neo/post- Keynesianism’, ‘solidarity economy and economic democracy’, ‘new left nationalism/populism’ and ‘bio-civilisation’. It offers publicly-engaged and timely policy insights into the effectiveness of these initiatives and their capacity to address global crises and to rival right wing populism

Learn about the aims, background, methodology, funding sources and the findings of the project
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Events and Presentations
See the list of public presentations, workshopts, seminars, symposiums and webinars

Social Democratic Alternatives

Fieldwork Site 1

Left Inter/Nationalist/Populist Solutions

Fieldwork Site 2

Solidarity Economy Alternatives

Fieldwork Site 3

Ecocentric Alternatives

Fieldwork Site 4


Passionately committed to help communities build their own futures free from the commodification of humanity

Chief Investigator: A./Prof. James Goodman

Associate Professor, Social and Political Science, The University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Chief Investigator: Dr S A Hamed Hosseini

Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Anthropology, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Chief Investigator: Prof. Verity Burgmann

Professor, Politics and International Relations, Monash University, Australia

Chief Investigator: Dr Elizabeth Humphries

Scholarly Teaching Fellow, School of Communication, The University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Partner Investigator: Prof. Barry K. Gills

Professor, Development Studies, The University of Helsinki, Finland

Partner Investigator: Professor Heikki Patomaki

Professor, World Politics, The University of Helsinki, Finland

Partner Investigator: Prof. William Carroll

Professor, Sociology, University of Victoria, Canada

Partner Investigator: Prof. Teivo Teivainen

Professor, World Politics, The University of Helsinki, Finland

Partner Investigator: Dr Thomas Muhr

Assistant Professor, Social Development and Policy,  Habib University, Pakistan

Partner Investigator: Dr Karen Buckley

Hallsworth Research Fellow, The University of Manchester, UK

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