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dc.contributor.authorHuntjens, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-20T12:48:14Z
dc.date.available2021-04-20T12:48:14Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210420_9783030671303_33
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48244
dc.description.abstractThis open access book states that the societal fault lines of our times are deeply intertwined and that they confront us with challenges affecting the security, fairness and sustainability of our societies. The author, Prof. Dr. Patrick Huntjens, argues that overcoming these existential challenges will require a fundamental shift from our current anthropocentric and economic growth-oriented approach to a more ecocentric and regenerative approach. He advocates for a Natural Social Contract that emphasizes long-term sustainability and the general welfare of both humankind and planet Earth. Achieving this crucial balance calls for an end to unlimited economic growth, overconsumption and over-individualisation for the benefit of ourselves, our planet, and future generations. To this end, sustainability, health, and justice in all social-ecological systems will require systemic innovation and prioritizing a collective effort. The Transformative Social-Ecological Innovation (TSEI) framework presented in this book serves that cause. It helps to diagnose and advance innovation and spur change across sectors, disciplines, and at different levels of governance. Altogether, TSEI identifies intervention points and formulates jointly developed and shared solutions to inform policymakers, administrators, concerned citizens, and professionals dedicated towards a more sustainable, healthy and just society. A wide readership of students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in social innovation, transition studies, development studies, social policy, social justice, climate change, environmental studies, political science and economics will find this cutting-edge book particularly useful. “As a sustainability transition researcher, I am truly excited about this book. Two unique aspects of the book are that it considers bigger transformation issues (such as societies’ relationship with nature, purpose and justice) than those studied in transition studies and offers analytical frameworks and methods for taking up the challenge of achieving change on the ground.” - Prof. Dr. René Kemp, United Nations University and Maastricht Sustainability Institute
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & governmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNU Sustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPQ Central government::JPQB Central government policiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology::JKS Social welfare & social services::JKSN Social worken_US
dc.subject.otherSocial Justice, Equality and Human Rights
dc.subject.otherSustainable Development
dc.subject.otherSocial Policy
dc.subject.otherPolitics of the Welfare State
dc.subject.otherSocial Work and Community Development
dc.subject.otherComparative Social Policy
dc.subject.otherSocial Justice
dc.subject.otherSustainability
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental Social Sciences
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental Anthropology
dc.subject.otherHuman Security
dc.subject.otherInstitutional Change
dc.subject.otherPlanetary Boundaries
dc.subject.otherPlanetary Health
dc.subject.otherSocial Contract
dc.subject.otherSocial Innovation
dc.subject.otherSocial-Ecological Systems
dc.subject.otherSustainability Transition
dc.subject.otheropen access
dc.subject.othersustainable development goals
dc.subject.otherPolitics & government
dc.subject.otherCentral / national / federal government policies
dc.subject.otherSocial work
dc.titleTowards a Natural Social Contract
dc.title.alternativeTransformative Social-Ecological Innovation for a Sustainable, Healthy and Just Society
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-67130-3
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isFundedBy4708736b-8fef-4c70-a45b-9ffc525569bb
oapen.relation.isbn9783030671303
oapen.imprintSpringer
oapen.pages205
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