At the DPU “The crisis of the “liberal–productivist” model of development: a regulationist analysis, an ecologist response.” 20 May. My rough notes. NB an audio recording is now (later) available here as a podcast http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/dpu/latest/podcasts and there is a text in English on Alain’s own website here.
[Was economist at CEPREMAP, then elected as a green for the Paris region, the EuroParl... Says he was always connected with spatial issues, and naturally came to political ecology.]
Talk about the present crisis and its ecological dimensions. It is a “major crisis” in regulation – school terms. Characterises Fordism as a period when capitalism was pushed by demand, by demand especially for cars and housing…. and when it came into crisis in 70s… we wondered why it hadn’t happened earlier, since C is such an unstable mode of production. (more…)