About this series
The series focuses on "implementation strategies and responses" to sustainability problems – at the organizational, local, national, and global levels.
Our objective is to encourage policy proposals and prescriptive thinking on topics such as: sustainability management, sustainability strategies, lifestyle changes, regional approaches, organisational changes for sustainability, educational approaches, pollution prevention, clean technologies, multilateral treaty-making, sustainability guidelines and standards, sustainability assessment and reporting, the role of scientific analysis in decision-making, implementation of public-private partnerships for resource management, regulatory enforcement, and approaches to meeting inter-generational obligations regarding the management of common resources.
We favour trans-disciplinary perspectives and analyses grounded in careful, comparative studies of practice, demonstrations, or policy reforms. This largely excludes further documentation of problems, and prescriptive pieces that are not grounded in practice, or sustainability studies. Philosophically, we prefer an open-minded pragmatism – "show us what works and why" – rather than a bias toward a theory of the liberal state (i.e. "command-and-control") or a theory of markets. We invite contributions that are innovative, creative, and go beyond the ‘business as usual’ approaches.
We invite Authors to submit manuscripts that:
- Document and analyse what has and has not worked in practice;
- Develop implementation strategies and examine the effectiveness of specific sustainability strategies;
- Propose what should be tried next to promote greater sustainability in natural resource management, energy production, housing design and development, industrial reorganization, infrastructure planning, land use, business strategy, and organisational changes;
- Prescribe how to do better at incorporating concerns about sustainability into organisations, private action, and public policy;
- Focus on trans-disciplinary analyses grounded in careful, comparative studies of practice or policy reform; and
- Provide an approach "…to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," and do this in a way that balances the goal of economic development with due consideration for environmental protection, social progress, and individual rights.
Themes covered in the series are:
Organisational changes for sustainability
Educational approachesPollution prevention
Sustainability guidelines and standards
Sustainability assessment and reporting
The role of scientific analysis in decision-making
Implementation of public-private partnerships for resource management
Governance and regulatory enforcement
Approaches to meeting inter-generational obligations regarding the management of common resources