Publications

Simplicity Institute Publications

The Voluntary Simplicity Movement: A Multi-National Survey Analysis in Theoretical Context (Simplicity Institute Report, 11a, 2011)
Samuel Alexander and Simon Ussher

Peak Oil, Energy Descent, and the Fate of Consumerism (Simplicity Institute Report 11b, 2011)
Samuel Alexander

The Simpler Way: A Practical Action Plan for Living More on Less (Simplicity Institute Report, 12a, 2012)
Samuel Alexander, Ted Trainer, and Simon Ussher

Degrowth implies Voluntary Simplicity: Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Consumption (Simplicity Institute Report, 12b, 2012)
Samuel Alexander

Living Better On Less? Toward an Economics of Sufficiency (Simplicity Institute Report, 12c, 2012)
Samuel Alexander

Ted Trainer and The Simpler Way (Simplicity Institute Report, 12d, 2012)
Samuel Alexander

Can Renewable Energy Sustain Consumer Societies? A Negative Case (Simplicity Institute Report, 12e, 2012)
Ted Trainer

Twenty Questions: Technology and Simple Living (Simplicity Institute Report, 12f, 2012)
Mark A. Burch

But Can’t Technological Advance Solve the Problems? (Simplicity Institute Report, 12g, 2012)
Ted Trainer

Resilience through Simplification: Revisiting Tainter’s Theory of Collapse (Simplicity Institute Report, 12h, 2012)
Samuel Alexander

Retrofitting the Suburbs for the Energy Descent Future (Simplicity Institute Report, 12i, 2012)
David Holmgren

Educating for Simple Living (Simplicity Institute Report, 12j, 2012)
Mark A. Burch

The Simplicity Exercises: A Sourcebook for Simplicity Educators (Simplicity Institute Report, 12k, 2012)
Mark A. Burch

Degrowth, Expensive Oil, and the New Economics of Energy (Simplicity Institute Report, 12l, 2012)
Samuel Alexander

‘Education’ under Consumer-Capitalism, and The Simpler Way Alternative (Simplicity Institute Report, 12m, 2012)
Ted Trainer

Mindfulness: The Doorway to Simple Living (Simplicity Institute Report, 12n, 2012)
Mark A. Burch

Communicating Simplicity (Simplicity Institute Report, 12o, 2012)
Mark A. Burch

Radical Simplicity and the Middle-Class: Exploring the Lifestyle Implications of a ‘Great Disruption’ (Simplicity Institute Report, 12p, 2012)
Samuel Alexander

Simplicity and Economy (Simplicity Institute Report, 12q, 2012)
Mark A. Burch

Simplicity, Sustainability, and Human Rights (Simplicity Institute Report, 12r, 2012)
Mark A. Burch

The Sufficiency Economy: Envisioning a Prosperous Way Down (Simplicity Institute Report, 12s, 2012)
Samuel Alexander

Sufficiency: Enough, For Everyone, Forever (Simplicity Institute Report, 12t, 2012)
Mark A. Burch

Can a Collapse of Civilization be Avoided? (Simplicity Institute Report, 13a, 2013)
Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich

Your Delightful Day: The Benefits of Life in The Simpler Way (Simplicity Institute Report, 13b, 2013)
Ted Trainer

Entropia:  Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation (2013)
Samuel Alexander

Stories of Simplicity: Reimagining the Good Life (2013)
Samuel Alexander and Simon Ussher (eds)

The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to Extinction (2013)
Mark A. Burch

Crash on Demand: Welcome to the Brown Tech Future (Simplicity Institute Report 13c, 2013)
David Holmgren

The Deep Green Alternative: Debating Strategies of Transition (Simplicity Institute Report, 14a, 2014)
Samuel Alexander and Jonathan Rutherford

A Limits to Growth Critique of the Radical Left: The Need to Embrace the Simpler Way (Simplicity Institute Report, 14b, 2014)
Ted Trainer

A Critique of Techno-Optimism: Efficiency without Sufficiency is Lost (MSSI Working Paper, WP 1/14)
Samuel Alexander

Essays on Frugal Abundance (1 of 4) (Simplicity Institute Report, 14c, 2014)
Serge Latouche

Post-Growth Economics: A Paradigm Shift in Progress (MSSI Working Paper, WP 2/14)
Samuel Alexander

Essays on Frugal Abundance (2 of 4) (Simplicity Institute Report, 14d, 2014)
Serge Latouche

The New Economics of Oil (MSSI ‘Issues’ Paper, No. 2, March 2014)
Samuel Alexander

Essays on Frugal Abundance (3 of 4) (Simplicity Institute Report, 14e, 2014)
Serge Latouche

Essays on Frugal Abundance (4 of 4) (Simplicity Institute Report, 14f, 2014)
Serge Latouche

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence (Simplicity Institute Report, 14g, 2014)
Esther Alloun and Samuel Alexander

Degrowth and the Carbon Budget: Powerdown Strategies for Climate Stability (Simplicity Institute Report, 14h, 2014)
Samuel Alexander

Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future (2014)
edited by Samuel Alexander and Amanda McLeod

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Other papers by Dr. Alexander (including his doctoral thesis, “Property beyond Growth”) are available here.

Other papers by Dr. Trainer are available here.