Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace

Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace

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Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace by Hans G nter Brauch

In this book 60 authors from many disciplines and from 18 countries on five continents examine in ten parts: Moving towards Sustainability Transition; Aiming at Sustainable Peace; Meeting Challenges of the 21st Century: Demographic Imbalances, Temperature Rise and the Climate–Conflict Nexus; Initiating Research on Global Environmental Change, Limits to Growth, Decoupling of Growth and Resource Needs; Developing Theoretical Approaches on Sustainability and Transitions; Analysing National Debates on Sustainability in North America; Preparing Transitions towards a Sustainable Economy and Society, Production and Consumption and Urbanization; Examining Sustainability Transitions in the Water, Food and Health Sectors from Latin American and European Perspectives; Preparing Sustainability Transitions in the Energy Sector; and Relying on Transnational, International, Regional and National Governance for Strategies and Policies Towards Sustainability Transition.

This book is based on workshops held in Mexico (2012) and in the US (2013), on a winter school at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (2013), and on commissioned chapters. The workshop in Mexico and the publication were supported by two grants by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF). All texts in this book were peer-reviewed by scholars from all parts of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319438825
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Series: Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace , #10
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 1014
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hans Günter Brauch, Adj. Prof. (PD), Free University of Berlin (ret.); chairman of Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS); editor of five English language book series published by SpringerNature; works on peace, security and environment.

Úrsula Oswald Spring, Research Professor, Center for Regional Multidisciplinary Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (CRIM–UNAM); former Minister of Ecological Development in the state of Morelos and lead author of the IPCC.

John Grin, Professor of Policy Science, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam; Co-Director (with M. Glasius) of the Programme Group Transnational Configura-tions, Conflicts and Governance, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

Jürgen Scheffran, Professor, Institute of Geography and Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), University of Hamburg, Germany; head of the Re¬search Group Climate Change and Security (CLISEC) in the CliSAP Cluster of Excellence.

Table of Contents

Material and Immaterial Cultural Transformation.- A Social Contract for Sustainability.- The Climate Paradox: Policy Declarations and Lack of Implementation; The G-20: Security & Peace Impacts.- Persistence and Transformation of Mindsets: The Canadian Case.- Theories of Transitions to Sustainable Development: Approach of the Dutch Knowledge network of Systems Innovation.- Sustainability transitions in transnational society: a governance per¬spective.- Sustainability transitions.- Factor Five: Transforming the Global Economy through 80% Improvements in Resource Productivity.- Transgovernance: The Quest for Governance of Sustainable Development.- Food and Stability: Challenging Assumptions, Exploring Connections.- Politics of Low Carbon Transitions – Protected niches, actor networks, narratives and changing contexts.- Complex systems and sustainability.- Corporate governance & sustainability or Corporate Governance and Transition to Sustainability.- Sustainability Transition: Change of the Scientific Worldview?- Sustainable Peace during a Sustainable Transition Process.- Project on a River Basin in Morelos: Unsustainable Water Management, Disasters and a Project for a Sustainable Transition.- Future pathways for Mexico and Indonesia: The role of system dynamics for sustainability transition.- The Diffusion of Innovations for the Sustainability Transition.- Cascades and Transitions in Human-Environment Interactions.- Social Representations Theory and Sustainability Transitions.- Paradigm and Praxis Shifts: transitions to sustainable environmental and sustainable peace praxis.- Planetary Boundaries and Failure of Rio + 20.- Sustainability in Divided Brazil: Who Is The More Powerful Between Conservatives and Reformist?- Brazilian Plans and Perspectives on the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy.

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