Article 16 of 20 – “Greening the state for a sustainable political economy. “

So, honest guv, I didn’t know that this below was the intro to a special issue…

Craig, M.P.A. (2018) Greening the state for a sustainable political economy. New Political Economy. ISSN 1356-3467

which kinda sorta means it doesn’t count to my 20…


It’s introducing 4 articles

Re-thinking the Fiscal and Monetary Political Economy of the Green State
Dan Bailey

A Genealogy of Economic Growth as Ideology and Cold War Core State Imperative
John Barry

‘Treasury Control’ and the British Environmental State: The Political Economy of Green Development Strategy in UK Central Government by Martin P.A. Craig

The Green State in Transition: Reply to Bailey, Barry and Craig
Robyn Eckersley [see interview I did with her here]

All via here

This all “emerged from discussions held at a workshop jointly hosted by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute and the Sheffield Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, entitled ‘Towards an Ecological Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism.”

And the papers “explore different aspects of a question that arose at the workshop: under what conditions might the state become a force for sustainability, and what opportunities and barriers are presented by contemporary political and economic institutions for bringing these conditions about? In addressing this question, they develop a range of conceptual, empirical, methodological and research-programmatic insights.”

Gonna probably have to read the lot… #SuchHardships….

Several intriguing references, not least

Duit, A., Feindt, P.H., and Meadowcroft, J., 2016. Greening leviathan: the rise of the environmental state? Environmental Politics, 25 (1), 1–23.

Lim, S. and Duit, A., 2017. Partisan politics, welfare states, and environmental policy outputs in the OECD countries, 1975– 2005: Welfare States and Environmental Politics. Regulation and Governance, online pre-publication. Available from:

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