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Éric Pineault

Eric Pineault
Prof. Dr. Éric Pineault
Areas of interest: Ecological and Political economy of Capitalism, Ecological Economics and Growth, Corporate Power in Advanced Capitalism, Ecological and Political economy of Extractivism, Social Classes in Advanced Capitalism, Financialization, Ecological Materialism.
L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Stay(s) with the Research Group

08/2018 - 07/2019

Research focus, presentations and publications during stay

During his stay in Jena, Éric Pineault is working on a new book which will explore the political ecology of advanced capitalist growth. Drawing on the political economy of accumulation and the biophysical and ecological analysis of the social metabolism of capitalist societies, the objective of this work is to contribute to the critical understanding of the capitalist growth imperative and its socio-ecological contradictions. A first working paper on "Growth and Over-accumulation in Advanced Capitalism: Some Critical Reflections on the Political Economy and Ecological Economics of Degrowth", written during an earlier stay, can be found here.

Selected Publications

Éric Pineault "The capitalist pressure to extract: the ecological and political economy of extreme oil in Canada", Studies in Political Economy, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/07078552.2018.1492063
Éric Pineault "From Provocation to Challenge: Degrowth, Capitalism and the Prospect of 'Socialism without Growth': A Commentary on Giorgios Kallis". Capitalism Nature Socialism, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/10455752.2018.1457064

Éric Pineault with David Murray, Le piège Énergie Est, Écosociété, 2016

Éric Pineault "No Deal Capitalism: the unmaking of the North American Middle class" in Austerity: the lived Experience, Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, editors, University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Éric Pineault "Neoliberalism and Austerity as Class Struggle" in Orchestrating Austerity, Donna Baines and Stephen McBride, editors, Fernwood, 2014.

Éric Pineault: "Growth and Over-accumulation in Advanced Capitalism: Some Critical Reflections in the Political Economy and Ecological Economics Growth", Working-Paper 5-16