Special Issue "Communication for and about Sustainability"
First Call for Papers (with apologies for cross-posting)
Twenty years after Rio what is needed more than ever is a search for ways to improve the social capacity to guide interactions between nature and society toward a more sustainable future. This is and needs to be a process of social learning in its broadest sense, in which communication plays a crucial role. Taking this into account, sustainability communication is a process of mutual understanding of the normative concept of sustainability as well as the individual and societal possibilities of taking action.
In a special issue – to be published in "Sustainability" in 2013 - we aim to take stock and map existing research on sustainability communication and to explore the role sustainability communication plays for a sustainable transition. We invite submissions that examine all aspects of communication related to sustainability in any setting and at any level of communication (such as interpersonal, group, intergroup, organizational, or mass communication). We particularly encourage contributions from different disciplinary perspectives employing a broad variety of research methods (philosophical/theoretical, conceptual or empirical).
Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen
Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth
All information and the complete call for paper online at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/communication-sustainability
We are also able to offer a limited number of grants to cover the publication fee. So if you do not have institutional support, feel free to contact us.