Special Issue "Sustainability: An Impossible Future?"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2009)
Dr. Hilary Tovey
Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin, 1-3 Foster Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Interests: nature-society relations and dynamics; food and rural development; social movements around environmental and food issues; knowledge use and knowledge dynamics in sustainable development policies and projects; natural resources management and history; animal-human relations
Sustainable Development is widely seen as the only possible solution to current environmental crises. But is it a likely outcome in the current era of capitalist globalisation? What needs to change in the contemporary social order for sustainable development to be realised? What cultural, social or political forces are available to support such changes?
- interrelationships between society and nature
- resource use, extraction
- economic globalisation
- Brundtland commission
- environmental NGOs and movements