Sustainability

Author: Felix Ekardt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030192776
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This book proposes a holistic transdisciplinary approach to sustainability as a subject of social sciences. At the same time, this approach shows new ways, as perspectives of philosophy, political science, law, economics, sociology, cultural studies and others are here no longer regarded separately. Instead, integrated perspectives on the key issues are carved out: Perspectives on conditions of transformation to sustainability, on key instruments and the normative questions. This allows for a concise answer to urgent and controversial questions such as the following: Is the EU an environmental pioneer? Is it possible to achieve sustainability by purely technical means? If not: will that mean to end of the growth society? How to deal with the follow-up problems? How will societal change be successful? Are political power and capitalism the main barriers to sustainability? What is the role of emotions and conceptions of normality in the transformation process? To which degree are rebound and shifting effects the reason why sustainability politics fail? How much climate protection can be claimed ethically and legally e.g. on grounds of human rights? And what is freedom? Despite all rhetoric, the weak transition in energy, climate, agriculture and conservation serves as key example in this book. It is shown how the Paris Agreement is weak with regard to details and at the same time overrules the growth society by means of a radical 1,5-1,8 degrees temperature limit. It is shown how emissions trading must – and can – be reformed radically. It is shown why CSR, education, cooperation and happiness research are overrated. And we will see what an integrated politics on climate, biodiversity, nitrogen and soil might look like. This book deals with conditions of transformation, governance instruments, ethics and law of sustainability. The relevance of the humanities to sustainability has never before been demonstrated so vividly and broadly as here. And in every area it opens up some completely new perspectives. (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Club of Rome, Honorary President) Taking a transdisciplinary perspective, the book canvasses the entire spectrum of issues relevant to sustainability. A most valuable and timely contribution to the debate. (Prof. Dr. Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland, Author of “The Principle of Sustainability”) This books breathes life into the concept of sustainability. Felix Ekardt tears down the barriers between disciplines and builds a holistic fundament for sustainablility; fit to guide long-term decision-making on the necessary transformation and societal change. (Prof. Dr. Christina Voigt, Oslo University, Dept. of Public and International Law)

Orientation For Leaders

Author: Andreas Gorbach
Publisher: Haufe-Lexware
ISBN: 3648122398
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The increase in volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in business and society is confronting many managers with the question of which skills they need to adapt or relearn to act effectively as managers in the future. The authors show you that the key to this does not lie in the learning of new management concepts. On the contrary, effective leadership is much more about homing in and focusing on what has not changed, namely the core attitudes and patterns of action inherent in human beings. Content: Leadership as a transformation process A basic framework of patterns of action as a basis for effective leadership and personality growth Morality as the inner orientation and basis for economically sustainable leadership Courage as a catalyst

Potential Regieren

Author: Antonio Lucci Skowronek
Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink
ISBN: 3846762628
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Schon beim frühesten Auftauchen des lateinischen Wortes "Potentialis" lässt sich eine entscheidende Ambiguität beobachten: Einerseits bezeichnet "Potential" etwas, das noch nicht aktuell ist, aber sein könnte, andererseits stellt "Potential" ein Merkmal der Macht und der Mächtigen dar. Diese Unschärfe und Doppelung ist nicht bloß ein sprachliches Merkmal, sondern hängt mit der Komplexität und gesellschaftlichen Reichweite symbolischer Praktiken zusammen. Im Kern geht es um die Materialität des menschlichen Potentials als eine Grundbedingung des Regierens. In interdisziplinären Fallstudien zur Transformation von Subjekten und gouvernementalen Kulturtechniken rekonstruiert der Band die Genealogie der Regierung von Kollektiven und Individuen in Spätantike, Mittelalter und Neuzeit. Hierbei zeigt sich eine der Urszenen der Biopolitik schon in mittelalterlichen Klöstern als menschlichen Perfektionsmaschinen und nicht erst im quantifizierenden Licht der Aufklärung. Zudem betonen neuzeitliche Verflechtungen von Literatur und Kunst mit Recht und Ordnung die gouvernementale Qualität ebenso umfassender wie unscharfer symbolischer Setzungen, die auch in Zeiten funktionaler Differenzierung noch fortwirken. Über die Zeiten hinweg erweist sich die Administration von Menschengekoppelt an das Versprechen von Sicherheit.

Toward A Linguistic And Literary Revision Of Cultural Paradigms

Author: Ettore Finazzi-Agrò
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527520897
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This book draws an updated Euro-American conceptual map, starting from a limited number of strategic terms whose meanings today are judged univocal and permanent, while in fact daily use has turned them into “common sense”, depriving them of their ambiguity – an original feature of language, particularly relevant when it comes to literary use. By re-examining the proper noun for each of the selected notions, the contributors’ common intent is to shed light on their polysemous nature and linguistic fluidity, in spite of the common tendency towards simplification and homogeneity imposed by hegemonic cultural paradigms. Along this line, the book explores the great divides between identity and otherness (or common or alien) in order to recover a sense of cultural identity which is at once polymorphous and polyphonic.