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Alternative Narratives on the Future of Growth

Peter, Kimberley (2017) Alternative Narratives on the Future of Growth. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Peter, Kimberley
Abstract:

Increasing inequality, rising social unrest and climate change suggest new approaches to economic growth are needed. This project asked “How might reframing growth enable change to a more desirable alternative?” and used two primary approaches in the process of discovery. Causal Layered Analysis was used to understand causes, processes and outcomes of economic growth and alternatives to it. Three narratives were analyzed comparatively including the current growth-first narrative, an emergent participation narrative and a speculative freedom narrative. Outputs from this analysis were used to reframe economy and create an accessible and participatory role play experience for stakeholders to explore how change might happen. Responses to the role play experience show how powerful a participatory approach can be and provide insight into engaging diverse stakeholders as participants in the future of economy not just as receivers of economic policy. Proposals are presented based on candidate strategies generated through role play.

Date: August 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Growth, economy, causal layered analysis, system-level change, worldviews, narrative, metaphor, role play, reframing, wellbeing, innovation
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
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Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 15:35
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 16:58
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1994

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