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Sustainable Human Nature Relations

Sustainable Human   Nature Relations Book
Author : Giuseppe T. Cirella
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-03
ISBN : 9811530491
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses sustainability thinking and the bigger picture, by taking into consideration how and from where contemporary schools of thought emerged approximately a quarter-century ago. Evidence from the literature illustrates a number of key concepts and techniques that have been tested and continue to be tested, within various multi-disciplinary fields, on societal functionality. Research into sustainable societies needs to be sound, ethical, and creative. A cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary examination of challenges and strategies is used to interlink sustainability thinking and human-nature relations. With an ever-growing number of people now concentrated within urban areas, providing not only environmental quality and livable space, but also security and resilient urban systems, is becoming increasingly important. This urbanization trend has overlapped with environmental degradation, consumption of natural resources, habitat loss, and overall ecosystem change. Consequently, the goal is for cleaner, safer societies – with higher standards of living – to excel in support of current and future generational communities. The book tackles these challenges by integrating environmental scholarship, economic evaluation, and urban strategies under one umbrella of thought. The relational paradigms presented include examples that correlate developed and developing countries, socioeconomics and community development, and governance of knowledge and education. As such, the book argues, furthering of knowhow should be accessible and shared in order to achieve maximum innovation and benefit. Sustainability thinking, after all, is a metric for intrinsic human-nature relations in terms of past performance, present development, and future goals. This book discusses this metric and offers novel approaches to growing societies and what we can do next.

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity Book
Author : Giuseppe T. Cirella,Alessio Russo
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-01-23
ISBN : 303928116X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable interdisciplinarity focuses on human–nature relations and a multitude of contemporary overlapping research between society and the environment. A variety of disciplines have played a large part in better understanding sustainable development since its high-profile emergence approximately a quarter of a century ago. At present, the forefront of sustainability research is an array of methods, techniques, and growing knowledge base that considers past, present, and future pathways. Specific multidisciplinary concentrations within the scope of societal changes, urban landscape transformations, international environmental comparative studies, as well as key theories and dynamics relating to sustainable performance are explored. Specializations in complex sustainability issues address international governance arrangements, rules, and organizations—both public and private—within the scope of four themes: sustainability, human geography, environment, and interdisciplinary societal studies. This book contains eleven thoroughly refereed contributions concerning pressing issues that interlink sustainable interdisciplinarity with the presented themes in terms of the human–nature interface.

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity Human Nature Relations

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity  Human Nature Relations Book
Author : Alessio Russo,Giuseppe Cirella
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9783039281176
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable interdisciplinarity focuses on human-nature relations and a multitude of contemporary overlapping research between society and the environment. A variety of disciplines have played a large part in better understanding sustainable development since its high-profile emergence approximately a quarter of a century ago. At present, the forefront of sustainability research is an array of methods, techniques, and growing knowledge base that considers past, present, and future pathways. Specific multidisciplinary concentrations within the scope of societal changes, urban landscape transformations, international environmental comparative studies, as well as key theories and dynamics relating to sustainable performance are explored. Specializations in complex sustainability issues address international governance arrangements, rules, and organizations--both public and private--within the scope of four themes: sustainability, human geography, environment, and interdisciplinary societal studies. This book contains eleven thoroughly refereed contributions concerning pressing issues that interlink sustainable interdisciplinarity with the presented themes in terms of the human-nature interface.

Ontology and Closeness in Human Nature Relationships

Ontology and Closeness in Human Nature Relationships Book
Author : Neil H. Kessler
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-10-10
ISBN : 3319992740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships, Neil H. Kessler identifies the preconceptions which can keep the modern human mind in the dark about what is happening relationally between humans and the more-than-human world. He has written an accessible work of environmental philosophy, with a focus on the ontology of human-nature relationships. In it, he contends that large-scale environmental problems are intimate and relational in origin. He also challenges the deeply embedded, modernist assumptions about the relational limitations of more-than-human beings, ones which place erroneous limitations on the possibilities for human/more-than-human closeness. Diverging from the posthumanist literature and its frequent reliance on new materialist ontology, the arguments in the book attempt to sweep away what ecofeminists call “human/nature dualisms. In doing so, conceptual avenues open up that have the power to radically alter how we engage in our daily interactions with the more-than-human world all around us. Given the diversity of fields and disciplines focused on the human-nature relationship, the topics of this book vary quite broadly, but always converge at the nexus of what is possible between humans and more-than-human beings. The discussion interweaves the influence of human/nature dualisms with the limitations of Deleuzian becoming and posthumanism’s new materialism and agential realism. It leverages interhuman interdependence theory, Charles Peirce’s synechism of feeling and various treatments of Theory of Mind while exploring the influence of human/nature dualisms on sustainability, place attachment, common worlds pedagogy, emergence, and critical animal studies. It also explores the implications of plant electrical activity, plant intelligence, and plant “neurobiology” for possibilities of relational capacities in plants while even grappling with theories of animism to challenge the animate/inanimate divide. The result is an engaging, novel treatment of human-nature relational ontology that will encourage the reader to look at the world in a whole new way.

Human Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene

Human Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene Book
Author : Marion Glaser,Gesche Krause,Beate M.W. Ratter,Martin Welp
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-06-25
ISBN : 1136337660
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book deals with the potentials of social-ecological systems analysis for resolving sustainability problems. Contributors relate inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives to systemic dynamics, human behavior and the different dimensions and scales. With a problem-focused, sustainability-oriented approach to the analysis of human-nature relations, this text will be a useful resource for scholars of human and social ecology, geography, sociology, development studies, social anthropology and natural resources management.

Towards Sustainable Human Nature Relations

Towards Sustainable Human Nature Relations Book
Author : Bernhard Glaeser,Marion Glaser
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-03
ISBN : 9780128181942
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Towards Sustainable Human-Nature Relations: Coastal Management Revisited reviews changing societal needs and scientific outlooks in human/nature relations, including conflict resolution, governance issues and disaster management, and most recently, the link between social and ecological factors through typologies of coastal and marine social-ecological systems. Theoretical aspects are embedded and grounded in empirical case studies taken from economically developed countries (such as Sweden and Germany) and from economically developing countries in tropical zones (including Brazil and Indonesia). Beginning with a concise introductory chapter, the text explores both theoretical perspectives and methods, including empirical analysis throughout. Finally, the concluding chapter identifies emerging issues, synergies and outcomes for theory, practice and research. This broad and multidisciplinary approach makes the book a must read for graduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in the fields of geography, anthropology, human ecology, social ecology, anthroecology, coastal and ocean management, disaster management and planning, environmental and development studies.

Critiquing Sustainability Changing Philosophy

Critiquing Sustainability  Changing Philosophy Book
Author : Jenneth Parker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-03-21
ISBN : 1136214674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy in the context of what philosophy is, could be or should be – in relation to sustainability and the human future on Earth. The book is conceived as a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, helping to link work on philosophy and sustainability. Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy focusses on the importance of philosophical work to the formation and effectiveness of global civil society and social movements for sustainability in the context of the Anthropocene age of the Earth. It takes a transdisciplinary systems approach that challenges philosophy and concludes by proposing a greatly enhanced role for philosophy in contributing to global public reason for sustainability. This book will be of interest to philosophers, sustainability practitioners and thinkers, policy makers and all those engaged in the global movement for sustainability.

Human Settlements

Human Settlements Book
Author : Giuseppe T. Cirella
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-10-25
ISBN : 9811640319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Human Settlements book written by Giuseppe T. Cirella, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture

Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture Book
Author : Lee-Ann Sutherland,Ika Darnhofer,Geoff Wilson,Lukas Zagata
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2014-11-24
ISBN : 1780642199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on the research of an interdisciplinary team of sociologists, geographers and economists, this book focuses on understanding farming transitions in Europe. The book discusses the importance of understanding transition pathways towards sustainability using case studies from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Assessing the utility of the multi-level perspective in transition theory for addressing contemporary issues, the book identifies future research needs and possible approaches, making this an essential read for researchers interested in issues of rural and agricultural change.

Action Research for Sustainability

Action Research for Sustainability Book
Author : Jonas Egmose
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-23
ISBN : 1317185714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can action research further new research orientations towards sustainability? This book, empirically situated in the field of upstream public engagement, involving local residents, researchers and practitioners in bottom-up processes deliberating on urban sustainability, answers this question by analysing processes of social learning. The book addresses the need to move towards sustainability at societal level as a democratic challenge questioning the way we live on planet earth. By conceptualising sustain-ability as an immanent and emergent ability of ecological and social life, continuously to renew itself without eroding its own foundation of existence, it argues that since sustainability cannot be invented but only supported (or eroded) by science, we need to reframe science in the role of sustaining sustain-ability. Through analyses of a three year action research programme, aiming to provide local citizens with a greater say in the future of urban sustainability research, this book shows how action research can make important methodological contributions to processes of social learning between citizens and scientists by enabling free spaces in peoples everyday life and within academia, where aspects of un-sustainability can be addressed and new imaginations of more sustainable futures emerge.

Personal Sustainability

Personal Sustainability Book
Author : Oliver Parodi,Kaidi Tamm
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-03-14
ISBN : 1351661183
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transition to sustainability is stuck and academic research has not resulted in significant change so far. A large void in sustainability research and the understanding of sustainable development is an important reason for this. Personal Sustainability seeks to address this void, opening up a whole cosmos of sustainable development that has so far been largely unexplored. Mainstream academic, economic and political sustainable development concepts and efforts draw on the macro level and tend to address external, collective and global processes. By contrast, the human, individual, intra- and inter-personal aspects on the micro level are often left unaddressed. The authors of Personal Sustainability invite the reader on a self-reflecting journey into this unexplored inner cosmos of sustainable development, focusing on subjective, mental, emotional, bodily, spiritual and cultural aspects. Although these are intrinsically human aspects they have been systematically ignored by academia. To establish this new field in sustainability research means to leave the common scientific paths and expand the horizon. Together with authors from cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, aesthetics and economics, and supported by contributions from practitioners, this book portrays different approaches to personal sustainability and reflects on their potentials and pitfalls, paving the way to cultures of sustainability. This book will be of great interest to researchers and students in the field of sustainability and sustainable development, as well as researchers from philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, ethnology, educational research, didactics, aesthetics, economics, business and public administration.

Nature s Contributions to People On the Relation Between Valuations and Actions

Nature   s Contributions to People  On the Relation Between Valuations and Actions Book
Author : Marie Stenseke,Thomas H. Beery,Martin F. Quaas
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-08-26
ISBN : 2889712346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Nature s Contributions to People On the Relation Between Valuations and Actions book written by Marie Stenseke,Thomas H. Beery,Martin F. Quaas, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Non Human Nature in World Politics

Non Human Nature in World Politics Book
Author : Joana Castro Pereira,André Saramago
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-08-26
ISBN : 3030494969
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the interconnections between world politics and non-human nature to overcome the anthropocentric boundaries that characterize the field of international relations. By gathering contributions from various perspectives, ranging from post-humanism and ecological modernization, to new materialism and post-colonialism, it conceptualizes the embeddedness of world politics in non-human nature, and proposes a reorientation of political practice to better address the challenges posed by climate change and the deterioration of the Earth’s ecosystems. The book is divided into two main parts, the first of which addresses new ways of theoretically conceiving the relationship between non-human nature and world politics. In turn, the second presents empirical investigations into specific case studies, including studies on state actors and international organizations and bodies. Given its scope and the new perspectives it shares, this edited volume represents a uniquely valuable contribution to the field.

Sustainability Ethics and Sustainability Research

Sustainability Ethics and Sustainability Research Book
Author : Christian Becker
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-10-11
ISBN : 9789400722859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book identifies the specific ethical aspects of sustainability and develops ethical tools to analyze them. It also provides a methodological framework to integrate ethical and scientific analyses of sustainability issues, and explores the notion of a new type of self-reflective inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research. With this, the book aims to strengthen the overall ability of academics to contribute to the analysis and solution of sustainability issues in an inclusive and integrated way.

Collaboration and Multi Stakeholder Engagement in Landscape Governance and Management in Africa

Collaboration and Multi Stakeholder Engagement in Landscape Governance and Management in Africa Book
Author : Nicola Favretto,Sheona Shackleton,Susannah M. Sallu,Chris Gordon,Nadine Methner,George Outa,Phosiso Sola,Likho Sikutshwa,Portia Adade Williams
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-09-03
ISBN : 3036514775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The severity of interconnected socio-economic and environmental impacts on landscapes and people across Africa are exacerbated as a result of land degradation, conflict, poor governance, competition for land and inequality, and exacerbated by climate change. In pursuing pathways towards a more resilient future, collaborative and multi-stakeholder governance and management of landscapes have been promoted by government agencies, NGOs and conservation organisations as a possible solution. However, there is no single way to achieve effective collaboration, and different landscape projects have experimented with different entry points and engagement processes. Grounded in partnerships amongst researchers, practitioners and development partners with expertise in landscape governance and management in Africa, this book describes and collates key lessons from practice for supporting more resilient and equitable landscapes.

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy Book
Author : Natalia Mirovitskaya,William L. Ascher
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2002-03-08
ISBN : 0822381036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy is a comprehensive presentation of definitions, philosophies, policies, models, and analyses of global environmental and developmental issues. With a wealth of comparative, multidisciplinary, and geographically varied perspectives on environmental governance, it also provides detailed and balanced discussions about specific environmental issues. The guide combines formal, objective entries with critical commentaries that emphasize different opinions and controversies. With succinct explanations of more than a thousand terms, thoughtful interpretations by international experts, and helpful cross-referencing, this resource is designed to serve as a roadmap for understanding the issues and debates in the overlapping fields of environment and development. Intended for use by activists, journalists, policymakers, students, scholars, and interested citizens, the Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy will be a helpful tool for anyone trying to get a comprehensive look at the many environmental organizations, schools of thought, development programs, international environmental treaties, conventions, and strategies that have proliferated in the past few decades.

Ecotourism in Scandinavia

Ecotourism in Scandinavia Book
Author : Stefan Gössling,Johan Hultman
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 1845931343
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ideal for researchers and students of ecotourism, this text comprehensively describes, analyses and evaluates aspects of Scandanavian ecotourism.

The Sustainability Curriculum

The Sustainability Curriculum Book
Author : Cedric Cullingford,John Blewitt
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-06-17
ISBN : 1136552103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The links between education and sustainable development are deepening, although subject to much controversy and debate. The success of the sustainability discourse depends both on the pedagogic and research functions of higher education. Similarly, for higher education itself to remain relevant and engaged it faces pressure not only to integrate the insights and lessons drawn from the perspective of sustainable development, but also to be responsive to scrutiny of its own practices in relation to sustainability. Among professionals in higher education, sustainable development has its supporters and detractors. It is embraced by some individuals and departments while being perceived by others as a threat to the coherence of particular disciplines. Although it is not currently an academic discipline in its own right, increasing public and professional familiarity with the term, and the increasing urgency of global calls for the implementation of sustainable development mean that this is rapidly changing. This volume analyses the impact of the concepts and practices of sustainability and sustainable development on various academic disciplines, institutional practices, fields of study and methods of enquiry. The contributors, drawn from a wide-range of disciplines, perspectives, educational levels and institutional contexts, examine the purpose of the modern university and the nature of sustainable education, which includes exploring links to social movements for sustainability projects, curriculum change, culture and biodiversity, values relating to gender equality and global responsibility, and case studies on the transformation, or otherwise, of some specific disciplines.

International Conference on Social Science and Management ICSSM 2014

International Conference on Social Science and Management   ICSSM 2014    Book
Author : Prof. S. Narayanasamy
Publisher : DEStech Publications, Inc
Release : 2014-03-26
ISBN : 1605951706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is my honor to welcome all of you to Chicago, USA to participate in the 2014 International Conference on Social Science and Management (ICSSM2014) which will be held during March 15 to 16, 2014. The ICSSM2014 is co-sponsored by Advanced Information Science Research Center (AISRC), Khon Kaen University, Dalhousie University and University of Stirling. The conference proceeding is published by DEStech Publications, Inc. ICSSM2014 provides an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Social Science and Management. The conference looks for significant contributions to all major fields of the modern Social Science and Management in theoretical and Application aspects. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the global researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the fields. This ICSSM2014 proceedings tends to collect the up-to-date, comprehensive and worldwide state-of-art knowledge on social science and management, including sociology, law, information management, innovation management, engineering management, etc. All of accepted papers were subjected to strict peer-reviewing by 2–4 expert referees. The papers have been selected for this volume because of quality and the relevance to the conference. We hope this book will not only provide the readers a broad overview of the latest research results, but also provide the readers a valuable summary and reference in these fields. ICSSM2014 organizing committee would like to express our sincere appreciations to all authors for their contributions to this book. We would like to extend our thanks to all the referees for their constructive comments on all papers; especially, we would like to thank to organizing committee for their hard working.