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Entanglements. TransForming Knowledge, Practice and Policy

Entanglements. TransForming Knowledge, Practice and Policy

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Having its roots in physics to describe the mutual influence of our universe’s particles even across vast distances, entanglement is an appropriate metaphor for the co-constitution of supposedly separate identities through relationality and dynamic interactions (or "intra-actions" rather) between and within systems in spacetime. Self and other, human and nonhuman, nature and culture are interdependent agents rather than autonomous entities. By the same token, knowledge and meaning is co-produced by different academic and fields and expertise outside academia as well as by animals, machines and other nonhuman participants in the world-creating dance. The book series Entanglements seeks to promote this understanding by soliciting work that entangles disciplines, concepts, methods and practices in the interest of a radical inter- and transdisciplinarity and, not least of all, for a sustainable planet at large.

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Frontiers in Sustainability

Frontiers in Sustainability

About this Series:

Frontiers in Sustainability (FinS) is an edited book series by MDPI. It serves as a transdisciplinary and multistakeholder platform for regional and global sustainability issues. Here, we understand transdisciplinarity as a collaboration between researchers from different disciplines to conceptualize, study, and derive solutions to sustainability-relevant problems that may be relevant to stakeholder practices and outcomes beyond academia. FinS promotes debates within and between academic disciplines, especially the natural sciences, engineering and technology, and the social sciences, and it seeks to publish academically relevant exchanges between academia, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, politics, and business.

FinS also publishes manuscripts that do not fit the conventional journal format. Apart from theoretical or empirical papers on sustainability, contributions may include tentative policy or position papers, important research updates, opinion pieces, focused literature reviews, descriptions of relevant research or government programs, and other original and creative contributions relating to sustainability.

All manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Those accepted for publication in FinS appear as a hardcopy, as well as online as open access articles. FinS is linked to the World Sustainability Forum. However, submissions from authors who did not present their work at one of the Forum events are also considered for publication.

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The MDPI Writing Prize

The MDPI Writing Prize

Martyn Rittman, Series Editor

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The MDPI writing prize aims to promote excellence in scientific writing and explore themes relevant to early career researchers. The inaugural edition took place in 2018 and saw over 40 entries from across the globe. All participants are given the option to publish their entry in an open access book.

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Transitioning to Sustainability

Transitioning to Sustainability

Manfred Max Bergman, Series Editor

About this Series:

With a new Open Access book series centered on the SDGs, MDPI pursues environmentally and socially relevant research that contributes to efforts toward a sustainable world. Transitioning to Sustainability aims to add to the conversation about regional and global sustainable development according to the 17 SDGs. Set to be published in spring 2020, and coinciding with the SDGs’ 5-year anniversary, the book series is intended to reach beyond disciplinary, even academic boundaries.

In 17 volumes, Transitioning to Sustainability examines each of the 17 SDG in its dynamic and multifaceted nature. Each volume will present approaches, achievements, gaps, and obstacles to the respective SDG. Considering the complex links among SDGs, each volume also highlights complementarities to, as well as conflicts with, other goals. To reflect the diversity of positions, each volume may include theory chapters, chapters presenting empirical research, position pieces, progress on important research programmes, and stakeholder initiatives.

In addition to the 17 volumes dedicated to the SDGs, two additional volumes aim cover a global perspective on sustainability and the SDGs. One of these will set the SDGs into context, notably, in view of other agendas, such as the Paris Agreement. The second volume will celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the SDGs. The Transitioning to Sustainability series will be presented and serve as a basis for discussion at the World Sustainability Week, to be held in September 2020 in Geneva.

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