Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace by Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, John Grin, Jürgen

By Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, John Grin, Jürgen Scheffran

In this booklet 60 authors from many disciplines and from 18 international locations on five continents study in ten elements: relocating in the direction of Sustainability Transition; Aiming at Sustainable Peace; assembly demanding situations of the twenty first Century: Demographic Imbalances, Temperature upward push and the Climate–Conflict Nexus; beginning study on international Environmental switch, Limits to development, Decoupling of development and source wishes; constructing Theoretical ways on Sustainability and Transitions; Analysing nationwide Debates on Sustainability in North the USA; getting ready Transitions in the direction of a Sustainable economic climate and Society, creation and intake and Urbanization; interpreting Sustainability Transitions within the Water, meals and overall healthiness Sectors from Latin American and ecu views; getting ready Sustainability Transitions within the strength zone; and hoping on Transnational, overseas, local and nationwide Governance for techniques and regulations in the direction of Sustainability Transition.

This booklet is predicated on workshops held in Mexico (2012) and within the US (2013), on a wintry weather tuition at Chulalongkorn collage, Thailand (2013), and on commissioned chapters. The workshop in Mexico and the ebook have been supported by way of gives you through the German beginning for Peace study (DSF). All texts during this ebook have been peer-reviewed by means of students from all elements of the realm.

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G. Brauch et al. 1007/978-3-319-43884-9_1 3 4 Hans Günter Brauch and Úrsula Oswald Spring (2011) argued that in the Anthropocene humankind faces two alternative visions and policy strategies: ute to a sustainable peace with more global equity and social justice. • Business-as-usual (BAU) in a Hobbesian world. Here economic and strategic interests and actions dominate and may lead to a major crisis for humankind, inter-state relations and nature. • The need for a transformation in cultural, environmental, economic and political relations.

From theories of governance (chapter 40 In ‘t Veld, and 41 by Happaerts), from local to state and international levels, addressing multiple actors and the three different notions of Politik or politique as politics (process), policy (field) and polity (norms, legal and regulatory framework). g. as a political geoecology (Brauch/Dalby/ Oswald Spring 2011). Understanding and researching individual cases, as well as strategies, policies and specific measures for sustainability transition, requires such a multidisciplinary or ‘consilience’ approach (Wilson 1998).

3 The Global Environmental Context The world faces economic crises, population growth, climate change, water scarcity and pollution, soil depletion, erosion and desertification, food crises, urbanization with slum development, rural–urban and international migration, physical and structural violence, gender, race and ethnic discrimination, youth unemployment, a growing loss of ecosystem services, and an increasing number of resource conflicts. The interaction of these multiple crises may result in extreme outcomes, especially for vulnerable people living in risky places, and may reduce human, gender and environmental security and peace (HUGE; see chapter 8 by Oswald Spring in this volume).

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