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Viviana Asara

Dr. Viviana Asara
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About me:
Viviana Asara is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Her research focuses on environmental politics and sociology, social movements and movement-parties, degrowth, political ecology, and democracy. She has a PhD in Environmental Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2015, cum laude), and master's degrees in Political Science (University of Bologna, cum laude) and Environmental Policy (University of Cambridge).
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Journal article

2016 Asara, Viviana. 2016. The Indignados as a socio-environmental movement. Framing the crisis and democracy. Environmental Policy and Governance 26 (6), 527-542. open access (Details)
2015 Asara, Viviana, Otero, Iago , Demaria, Federico , Corbera, Esteve. 2015. Socially sustainable degrowth as a social-ecological transformation: repoliticizing sustainability. Sustainability Science 10 (3): S. 375-384. (Details)
2013 Asara, Viviana, Profumi, Emanuele, Kallis, Giorgos. 2013. Degrowth, Democracy and Autonomy. Environmental Values 22 (2): S. 217-239. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2019 Asara, Viviana. 2019. Die Dialektik der Emanzipation. Kritische Soziologie in der Endlosschleife" In: Was stimmt nicht mit der Demokratie?: Eine Debatte mit Klaus Dörre, Nancy Fraser, Stephan Lessenich und Hartmut Rosa, Hrsg. Hanna Ketterer und Karina Becker, 152-159. Berlin: Suhrkamp. (Details)
2017 Spash, Clive L., Asara, Viviana. 2017. Rethinking Economics. In: An Introduction to Pluralist Economics, Hrsg. Liliann Fischer, Joe Hasell, J. Christopher Proctor, David Uwakwe, Zach Ward Perkins, Catriona Watson, 120-132. London: Routledge. (Details)
  Asara, Viviana. 2017. Social movements and resistance. In: The Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics: Nature and Society, Hrsg. Clive Spash, 173-182. Abingdon: Routledge. open access (Details)
2014 Asara, Viviana, Muraca, Barbara. 2014. Indignados (Occupy). In: Degrowth: a vocabulary for a new era, Hrsg. Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis, S. 169-172. New York and London: Routledge. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2017 Exner, Andreas, Cepoiu, Livia, Weinzierl, Carla, Asara, Viviana. 2017. Performing Smartness Differently. Strategic Enactments of a Global Imaginary in Three European Cities . Vienna:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)


Smart City as a Living Vision. Comparing Public Governance Arrangements among three EU Smart Cities (2016-2017) (Details)