Brian Davey graduated from the Nottingham University Department of Economics and, aside from a brief spell working in eastern Germany showing how to do community development work, has spent most of his life working in the community and voluntary sector in Nottingham particularly in health promotion, mental health and environmental fields. He helped form Ecoworks, a community garden and environmental project for people with mental health problems. He is a member of Feasta Climate Working Group and former co-ordinator of the Cap and Share Campaign. He is editor of the Feasta book Sharing for Survival: Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society, and the author of Credo: Economic Beliefs in a World in Crisis.Brian Davey has written 85 articles so far, you can find them below.
About Brian Davey
"Anyone looking for an excellent description of the damaging effects of austerity will find it in this book. Anyone looking for an analysis of the ecological crisis and what to do about may be disappointed," writes Brian Davey.
This critique of departments of (mainstream) economics that promote growth in an ecological crisis was recently sent by Brian Davey to ten academics and guest lecturers at the University of Nottingham, including the head of the school.
This short talk given by Brian Davey at the Nottingham Green Festival on September 15 2019 explains why the future economy will need to be based on sharing rather than increased consumption.
It may well be necessary to make some very quick decisions about debt forgiveness in Ireland (and several other EU countries) in the aftermath of a no-deal Brexit. Brian Davey's 2015 article from Credo provides concrete suggestions for achieving widespread debt forgiveness without crashing the economy, and is more relevant than ever now.
Brian Davey questions the wisdom of commodifying nature in order to try and address environmental damage, and argues for a more democratic, commons-based approach.
While agreeing with Oil Change International's arguments concerning the unfeasibility of natural gas as a 'bridge' in the energy transition, Brian Davey is concerned about their apparent ignorance of the scarcity of resources required for generating and storing renewable energy, and their (related) failure to mention any need for degrowth in the transition to renewables.