Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Robert W. Marans
  • John Callewaert

Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Exploring the Connections: Sustainability and Social Science Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jennifer L. Johnson, Laura Zanotti, Zhao Ma, David J. Yu, David R. Johnson, Alison Kirkham et al.
      Pages 3-25
    3. Alexander Maki, Mark A. Cohen, Michael P. Vandenbergh
      Pages 27-43
    4. Christine Jie Li, Martha C. Monroe, Tracey Ritchie
      Pages 45-61
    5. Flora Lu, Rebecca Hernandez Rosser, Adriana Renteria, Nancy Kim, Elida Erickson, Anna Sher et al.
      Pages 63-81
    6. Richard Adams, Beth Kewell, Glenn Parry
      Pages 127-140
  3. Research and Behavioral Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Christie Manning, Hannah Mangas, Elise Amel, Hongyi Tang, Laura Humes, Rowena Foo et al.
      Pages 143-161
    3. Madhavi Venkatesan, Jordan Remy, Andrew Sukeforth
      Pages 245-261
    4. John Schelhas, Sarah Hitchner, J. Peter Brosius
      Pages 301-314
    5. Erin Miller Hamilton, Meaghan L. Guckian, Raymond De Young
      Pages 315-334
  4. Methods and Evaluation Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Meaghan L. Guckian, Erin Miller Hamilton, Raymond De Young
      Pages 337-352
    3. Heather M. Schroeder, Andrew L. Hupp, Andrew D. Piskorowski
      Pages 373-386
    4. Andrew L. Hupp, Heather M. Schroeder, Andrew D. Piskorowski
      Pages 387-399
    5. Martha C. Monroe, Annie Oxarart, Tracey Ritchie, Christine Jie Li
      Pages 401-418
    6. John Callewaert
      Pages 453-464
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 483-485

About this book


In this handbook social science researchers who focus on sustainability present and discuss their findings, including empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, and applied projects. As such, the book offers a basis for the dissemination of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially initiatives which have influenced behavior, decision-making, or policy. Furthermore, it introduces methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer a better understanding of sustainability across society and economic sectors.

This multidisciplinary overview presents the work of researchers from across the spectrum of the social sciences. It stimulates innovative thinking on how social sciences influence sustainable development and vice-versa.


Sustainable Development Social Sciences Sustainability Transformation Sustainability Research Sustainability Education International Perspectives on Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Robert W. Marans
    • 2
  • John Callewaert
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHAW HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Social ResearchUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Graham Sustainability InstituteUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67121-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67122-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-7373
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-7381
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