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Co-Evolution of Nature and Society

Foundations for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies

Authors: Jetzkowitz, Jens

  • Discusses the role of the social sciences in sustainability, biodiversity, and climate research
  • Argues that the science of coevolution is needed to develop a sustainable future
  • Explores interdisciplinary research on the interactions of nature and society
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About this book

This book offers support for interdisciplinary research on the interactions of nature and society. It is based on the hypothesis that a science of coevolution is needed to explore paths to a sustainable future. Jens Jetzkowitz initially discusses why social science knowledge only rarely finds its way into sustainability discourse. One significant issue is a view of science that separates knowing and acting, and the book illustrates current problems in conceptualising interdisciplinary knowledge production. It then goes one step further and introduces a workable alternative concept, taking philosophical pragmatism as a point of departure. Sustainable development goals and transdisciplinarity are currently subject to widespread discussions and Jetzkowitz takes a stance on the debates from the perspective of coevolutionary science.
This book will appeal to scholars and students interested in environmental and sustainability discourses and to anyone willing to think outside the box.

About the authors

Jens Jetzkowitz is a sociologist working and teaching at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany, with expertise in sustainability research, environmental sociology and, the sociology of culture and religion and methods of empirical social research. Currently he is collaborating with the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Germany. Central issues of his research concern how people give meaning to the social and biophysical world and how they draw consequences from of it. To answer these questions, he has studied a variety of research areas, e.g. biodiversity, agriculture, tourism, lifestyles, inequality and social change.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • What Is the Problem?

    Jetzkowitz, Jens

    Pages 1-55

  • Where Do We Stand?

    Jetzkowitz, Jens

    Pages 57-82

  • Coevolutionary Science

    Jetzkowitz, Jens

    Pages 83-168

  • Perspectives of Coevolutionary Science in Sustainability Discourse

    Jetzkowitz, Jens

    Pages 169-200

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Co-Evolution of Nature and Society
Book Subtitle
Foundations for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Palgrave Macmillan, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96652-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96652-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96651-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 233
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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