Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). He has been at the forefront of international research and discourse on sustainable development for almost three decades, including work with the United Nations, the European Commission, and numerous private companies and NGOs. From 2004 to 2011, he served on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, an advisory body to the UK Government, his work culminating in the seminal book Prosperity without Growth, the second edition of which was published in 2016. Additionally, he is an award-winning playwright with numerous radio writing credits for the BBC. In 2016, he was awarded the Hillary Laureate for outstanding international leadership in sustainability.
By Tim Jackson, New Internationalist
Post-purchase dissonance is an expression psychologists use to describe the disappointment we sometimes feel on realizing that our latest consumer purchase does not fulfil the promise we bought it on. At first sight it’s a curious anomaly. On deeper reflection, it turns out to be the structural basis for the entire edifice. The engine of consumer society is discontentment. This is more than a rhetorical claim.
By Tim Jackson, The Great Transition
If endless growth is essential to prosperity and, at the same time, leads to ecological destruction, what should we do?
By Tim Jackson, Ted.com
As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future.