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30.04.2018 10:11 Alter: 110 days

Sustainability


Call for Publications

Theme: Sustainability
Subtitle: Social, Economic and Environmental
Publication: Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation
Date: Issue 2018, 3 (October 2018)
Deadline: 31.8.2018



From Elia Zaru <zaru.elia@gmail.com>


With the term “Anthropocene” scholars from various disciplines
illustrate the idea of a  recent geological epoch in which human
activity has made an unprecedented impact on the planet. Human
modification of geological and ecological processes has accelerated
rapidly over the span of the twentieth century.

The expansion of industrial growth, especially in the “great
acceleration” and the surge of energy use after the Second World War,
urbanization and the socio-cultural changes that accompany it, as
well as the lifestyle and mind-set of most people all over the world
are factors contributing to what is happening to our planet. In the
past five decades, human activity has begun to change the earth at a
rate and on a scale that is fundamentally different from anything
seen before in human history. Today, two-thirds of the world’s
ecosystems are degraded and being used unsustainably. The evidences
of climate change are clear and so are its potentially catastrophic
results. Due to their extreme use, the reserves of traditional
resources are declining, which will, in turn, have a profound effect
on the global economy.

All of these interdependent issues threaten the world and humankind’s
wellbeing; their consequences already affect food, water, energy,
resource security and so forth. In order to reverse this trend, we
need to develop strategies for a peaceful and equitable relationship
between humans and the earth. The only way to attain a global
equilibrium is through immediate and effective transition to
sustainability – a transition to a world that sustains abundant and
diverse life, and does so humanely – which can be inspired by some
local experiences and original new conceptualizations.

Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author,
while its abstract and keywords have to be in English.

All articles should be sent to:
p.bassetti@globusetlocus.org and davide.cadeddu@unimi.it

Deadline: August 31, 2018.
This issue is scheduled to appear at end-October 2018.

“Glocalism”, a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary
journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We
welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach,
that address both practical effects and theoretical import.

Direction Committee
Arjun Appadurai (New York University); Daniele Archibugi (Birkbeck
University of London); Seyla Benhabib (Yale University); Sabino
Cassese (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa); Manuel Castells
(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona); Fred Dallmayr
(University of Notre Dame); David Held (Durham University); Sheila
Jasanoff (Harvard University); Alberto Martinelli (Università degli
Studi di Milano); Anthony McGrew (La Trobe University, Melbourne);
Alberto Quadrio Curzio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,
Milano); Roland Robertson (University of Aberdeen); Saskia Sassen
(Columbia University); Amartya Sen (Harvard University); Gayatri
Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University); Salvatore Veca (Istituto
Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia). 

Journal website:
http://www.glocalismjournal.net