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New & Forthcoming Titles | Environmental Humanities: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law

Environmental Humanities: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law

Environmental Humanities: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law

Series Editors: Ekardt, Felix, Stoll-Kleemann, Susanne

ISSN: 2524-5708

Sustainability, i.e. the demand for long-term and globally practicable lifestyles and
economies, is increasingly being understood as the central challenge of our
time. But just as today science is often simply equated with natural science,
many people think only of the natural sciences when it comes to sustainability
science. Undoubtedly, natural scientific and technical knowledge of problem
relationships in dealing with nature, resources and climate is important.
However, technical change does not happen on its own. In addition, the
ecological challenges are simply too great not to aim for a behavioural change
as well as technology. This is the starting point of this series of
publications. Some questions are, for example, the conditions for individual
and social change, the means or governance instruments and normative (ethical
and legal) issues about the ultimate goals to be pursued. Transdisciplinary
approaches should play a special role, i.e. approaches that do not operate from
disciplinary boundaries but from questions of content without excessive
subordination to established disciplinary dogmas. It is important to the
editors that the present series stands for pluralism and expressly gives room
to uncomfortable, unexpected and heterodox views and methods. In times in which
sustainability research in particular (also) is increasingly influenced by the
interests of clients, such openness seems necessary in the interest of truly
finding knowledge.