Discusses the key to solving environmental problems and moving away from fossil fuels
Examines industrialised and emerging countries efforts for creating sustainable societies
Presents a new social-science-based theory of sustainability, responds to core questions of social sciences, human motivation, governance, and the grounds of normativity
Part of the book series: Environmental Humanities: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law (EHTGEL)
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Table of contents (4 chapters)
About this book
This book deals with conditions of transformation, governance instruments, ethics and law of sustainability. The relevance of the humanities to sustainability has never before been demonstrated so vividly and broadly as here. And in every area it opens up some completely new perspectives.
(Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Club of Rome, Honorary President)
Taking a transdisciplinary perspective, the book canvasses the entire spectrum of issues relevant to sustainability. A most valuable and timely contribution to the debate.
(Prof. Dr. Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland, Author of “The Principle of Sustainability”)
This books breathes life into the concept of sustainability. Felix Ekardt tears down the barriers between disciplines and builds a holistic fundament for sustainablility; fit to guide long-term decision-making on the necessary transformation and societal change.
(Prof. Dr. Christina Voigt, Oslo University, Dept. of Public and International Law)
- Sustainability Development
- climate change and sustainability
- ethical climate protection
- sociology for sustainability
- transformation to sustainability
Authors and Affiliations
Forschungsstelle Nachhaltigkeit und Klimapolitik, Leipzig/Berlin, Germany, Rostock University, Rostock, Germany
About the author
Felix Ekardt is the founder and head of the Forschungsstelle Nachhaltigkeit und Klimapolitik (Research Centre for Sustainability and Climate Policy) in Leipzig and Berlin. At the same time he serves as a Professor for Public Law and Legal Philosophy at Rostock University (Faculty of Law), and as member of the Science Campus Phosphorus Research Rostock. Visiting Professor at various German and Chinese universities since 2002. His research addresses questions of sustainability in the humanities, focusing on transformation, policy instruments and normativity (ethics and law) on an international, European, national and communal level.
Book Title: Sustainability
Book Subtitle: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law
Authors: Felix Ekardt
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-19276-1Published: 09 August 2019
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-19279-2Published: 09 August 2020
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-19277-8Published: 29 July 2019
Series ISSN: 2524-5708
Series E-ISSN: 2524-5716
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 317
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations