Special Issue "Communication for and about Sustainability"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen
Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
E-Mail: michelsen@uni.leuphana.de
Interests: sustainability communication; education for sustainable development; higher education

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth
Institute for Competence Development, University of Applied Science Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany
E-Mail: matthias.barth@hs-owl.de
Interests: sustainability communications; social learning; education for sustainable development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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.
This special issue – to be published in 2013 - aims 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
Guest Editors

Submission

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Published Papers (9 papers)

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Sustainability 2013, 5(6), 2457-2479; doi:10.3390/su5062457
Received: 29 March 2013; in revised form: 3 May 2013 / Accepted: 21 May 2013 / Published: 4 June 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 2976-2990; doi:10.3390/su5072976
Received: 18 May 2013; in revised form: 28 June 2013 / Accepted: 1 July 2013 / Published: 9 July 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(8), 3562-3580; doi:10.3390/su5083562
Received: 5 July 2013; in revised form: 2 August 2013 / Accepted: 12 August 2013 / Published: 19 August 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(9), 3744-3770; doi:10.3390/su5093744
Received: 17 May 2013; in revised form: 31 July 2013 / Accepted: 15 August 2013 / Published: 4 September 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(10), 4195-4221; doi:10.3390/su5104195
Received: 29 July 2013; in revised form: 14 August 2013 / Accepted: 11 September 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(10), 4428-4443; doi:10.3390/su5104428
Received: 8 August 2013; in revised form: 28 August 2013 / Accepted: 30 September 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(11), 4760-4777; doi:10.3390/su5114760
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 30 October 2013 / Published: 7 November 2013
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Sustainability 2014, 6(1), 236-250; doi:10.3390/su6010236
Received: 25 November 2013; in revised form: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 17 December 2013 / Published: 2 January 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(2), 1018-1036; doi:10.3390/su6021018
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 13 February 2014 / Accepted: 14 February 2014 / Published: 21 February 2014
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Last update: 22 August 2013

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