Special Issue "Sustainable Mobility: Interdisciplinary Approaches"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).
Interests: social-scientific sustainability research; mobility across the life course; research methods
The concept of sustainable mobility, that is, people moving in ways that are socially just, environmentally responsible, and economically viable, has gained considerable currency in research, policy, and public life. Due to the complexity of sustainability more generally, and sustainable mobility in particular, the limitations of more narrow disciplinary inquiries have become apparent, resulting in calls for greater interdisciplinarity. However, the scope and nature of interdisciplinary mobility research remains the subject of intense debate, especially regarding the level of cross-disciplinary integration and the methodological choices required. Given the dominance to date of quantitative methodologies in transport and mobility studies, the latter issue seems particularly pertinent. The planned Special Issue of Sustainability titled ‘Sustainable Mobility: Interdisciplinary Approaches’ intends to capture current trends in interdisciplinary mobility research, focusing in particular on methodological innovation and recent advances in bringing together researchers from different disciplines. We are particularly interested in contributions that adopt a critical perspective on disciplinary divisions in mobility research and that explicitly address interdisciplinarity and cross-disciplinary integration in relation to one or more of the following topics:
- Innovative efforts towards interdisciplinarity and deep cross-disciplinary integration beyond multidisciplinarity, especially between social science and technical and natural science disciplines, as well as within these disciplinary fields
- Multi-method approaches to mobility research that explicitly seek to integrate qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry
- Longitudinal and biographical research that considers trends over time, including changes in people’s mobility practices across the life course
- Behavior change studies that focus explicitly on transport policy initiatives and their effects on mobility
Prof. Dr. Henrike Rau
Prof. Dr. Joachim Scheiner
Abstracts of 400 words: 20 December 2018
Please email your abstract as Word document to: [email protected]
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- Cross-disciplinary integration
- Mobility biographies
- Multi-method research