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This week, host Alexandra Köves (Uni Corvinus) speaks to Clive Spash (WU Vienna) about Social Ecological Economics, the lack of dialogue between disciplines, especially mainstream economics, and much much more.
WILL ACHILLES CATCH UP WITH THE TORTOISE? IT’S HIGH TIME FOR TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION ON SUSTAINABILITY
Dipartimento di Economia e Management Università di Pisa, Italy
June 14 to June 17, 2022
The 14th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics takes place exactly 50 years after the UN conference on the human environment, where the UN acknowledged the environmental crisis. Yet the current state of the environmental crisis seems to indicate that the needed actions and policies have not yet been implemented. We need to move beyond solutions based only on technology, and design transformative action on sustainability.
The conference addresses these issues, and aims to contribute to a better understanding of the actions needed to change the current unsustainable trajectories of human society and economy, by addressing amongst others the science-policy gap. The questions: ‘Will politicians catch up with science and engaged civil society?’ and ‘What are the transformative actions to escape from the current unsustainable paths?’ will stand central during the conference.
We welcome original theoretical and empirical contributions, from different disciplines and geographies, on topics including: Transformations, Theoretical perspectives and new ideas, Teaching and communication, Resources, Policies, Institutions and power, Business and transition, Behaviour and social change, Alternative economies.
Special session proposal: 29th October 2021
Deadline for sending abstract: 30th November 2021
Notification of acceptance before: 31st January 2022
Registration deadline – early bird: 26 March 2022
Final paper due: 6th May 2022
Abstracts can soon be uploaded through the electronic portal on the website For any further information, see: http://www.esee2022pisa.it
Ecological Economics (ECOLEC) is looking to hire an Assistant Editor
The journalEcological Economics is seeking a part-time Assistant Editor to support the Editors in various activities.
Responsibilities The Assistant Editor’s responsibilities include the following: • Content acquisition: commissioning and editing special issues with an open call and in cooperation with guest-editors; work with the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE) to develop special Issues. Target: 3 proposals for special issues/call for papers per year. Upon acceptance of the proposals, prepare call for papers, find (guest) editors, and invite potential authors. • Assist the Editors-in-Chief in their strategic actions, such as e.g. continuously overseeing the field of ecological economics as well as competing journals in terms of potential topics, editors, authors and reviewers; developing relations with academic communities and Societies of relevance to Ecological Economics. • Manage the relations between the Editors-in-Chiefs and the Editors as well as the Members of the Editorial Board: monitor performance, identify the need for updates, etc. • Identify “real problem papers”: papers that are stuck somewhere in the system for some reason, identify the causes of the problem, report those to the handling Editor or the Editor-in-Chief, and follow-up until solution. Handle any ethics cases when needed.
Ideal candidate’s profile The ideal Assistant Editor: • has an academic qualification (Bachelor-, Master- or PhD-degree) in the field of ecological economics • has excellent communication skills, in written and spoken English, on academic matters and with target audiences who are very diverse in terms of research expertise, professional experience, culture, gender, etc. • has outstanding organizational talent, and can oversee and manage a complex system of multiple and overlapping tasks, with responsibilities distributed between several actors • is effective, reliable, diligent and careful in carrying out tasks • has the technical abilities to efficiently employ the electronic systems provided by Elsevier (Editorial Manager, ScienceDirect etc.) and other public database systems (Google Scholar etc.) • works independently and can easily organize and motivate themselves
Details of the appointment • Duration: Initial agreement is from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2023. This agreement may be renewed upon mutual agreement. • Workload: The position is expected to involve approximately 10 hours per week. • Application deadline: 1 September 2021. Please send your application to Sandra Broerse at firstname.lastname@example.org • For inquiries and details about the Honorarium please contact email@example.com