Author: Luciane Lucas dos Santos, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

This short paper refers to Luciane’s speech at the opening plenary of the 7th EMES International Research Conference on June 24th, 2019.


“This short paper has thus three main goals. The first one is connected with the very concept of sustainability on which we have grounded our discussions. The second goal is concerned with the need for better framing the ones who have contributed to the re-embeddedness of the economy and the revitalisation of principles of economic integration beyond the market. I argue that we should pay more attention to the epistemological and political challenges women have brought to the concepts and their limits. Departing from some non-Western sustainable solutions, I present my third goal: to point up to the connection between sustainable societies and economic democracy, having in mind that economic democracy requires from us milestones such as environmental justice and broadened economic imageries.”

See the whole paper here.