Special Issue "Social Capital as an Input of Social Sustainability in Rural and Agricultural Cooperatives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2022 | Viewed by 9887
Interests: social innovation in rural areas; social capital; evaluation methods, tools and indicators; environmental network governance
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Interests: sustainability; environmental governance; socio-environmental conflicts; alternative economies
Interests: international migration in agrarian territories; effects of natural disasters in rural context; social capital
In recent years, studies on social capital as an input to move toward social sustainability have opened up space for critical inquiry. Furthermore, scholars have also investigated the assessment and measure of social capital in different types of organizations through analytical, methodological, and conceptual tools.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to explore how social capital in rural and agricultural cooperatives helps to sustainably satisfy basic needs, capacities, and quality of life in communities. We welcome papers that analytically, theoretically, empirically, and methodologically explore the following research questions:
- How can social capital contribute to social sustainability?
- What are the contemporary approaches to social sustainability in rural and agricultural cooperatives?
- How can social capital contribute to a better understanding of rural and agricultural cooperatives?
- What are innovative indicators and approaches for the evaluation of social capital in rural and agricultural cooperatives?
Articles that include transnational research are encouraged. Additionally, articles focusing on the Global South are particularly welcome. Potential contributors are welcome to contact the Guest Editors to discuss the proposed submissions before 30 June 2020. The submission deadline is 30 September 2020.
Dr. Elena Pisani
Dr. Julien Vanhulst
Mr. Stefano Micheletti
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