9781138659285Routledge says that its new book, Sustainability Science: Key Issues, …

“is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science.  Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue or method of sustainability science.  Contributing authors offer perspectives from diverse disciplines, including physics, philosophy of science, agronomy, geography, and the learning sciences.

This book equips readers with a better understanding of how one might actively design, engage in, and guide collaborative processes for transforming human-environment-technology interactions, whilst embracing complexity, contingency, uncertainties, and contradictions emerging from diverse values and world views. Each reader of this book will thus have guidance on how to create and/or engage in similar initiatives or courses in their own context.”

After an Introduction, there are three parts:

  • Embracing complexity and alternative futures: Conceptual tools and methods
  • What might transformations look like? Sectoral challenges and interdependence
  • Tracking, steering and judging transformation

… each written by either the editors or specialist authors.