Routledge 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.