Professor Peter North

Professor of Alternative Economies Geography and Planning

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    My research focuses on social movements that organise broadly against globalisation and for localisation, and that develop alternatives to capitalism. More recently I have become interested in the politics of adaption to and mitigation of climate change, and the way that movements that argued for different conceptions of 'the economic' are now developing ideas for a post carbon economy. I am the author of four books on alternative currencies like LETS and Green Dollars. I am interested in thinking about links between economies, livelihoods and environments that are not exploitative and which provide an alternative to forms of growth and development that may not be sustainable in the long term. More recently I have been looking at what conceptualisations of local economic development might facilitate action against dangerous climate change.

    Research Grants

    The Solidarity Economy North and South: Energy, Livelihood and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    March 2012 - September 2014

    Developing the Low Carbon Economy on Merseyside

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    July 2009 - July 2011

    Building the Low Carbon Economy on Merseyside: Follow on funding

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    April 2012 - May 2013

    Challenges to local economic development in an era of climate change and peak oil

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    October 2006 - April 2009

    Adaptation and Resilience of Coastal Energy Supply (ARCOES)

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    November 2011 - October 2017

    The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

    EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

    April 2012 - September 2015

    Remembering Liverpool Labour Council 1983-87

    THE BARRY AMIEL & NORMAN MELBURN TRUST (UK)

    August 2012 - October 2012