Subjective wellbeing and Sustainable Development
Special Issue of Sustainability
Call for papers
Although sustainable development was recognised as a process for change over 30 years ago, achieving sustainability still remains a challenge. Many sustainability initiatives remain within existing systems and practices dominated by an economic growth worldview. This special issue focuses on the potential for a new worldview – subjective wellbeing - as a means of creating a different process for sustainable change. It will not only consider the extent to which sustainability initiatives contribute to subjective wellbeing, but more importantly the potential for subjective wellbeing to provide a new narrative for sustainability and the role of individual and collective subjective wellbeing as a precursor to achieving the changes needed. This special issue will be situated within a growing field of literature that challenges the dominance of existing systems and processes, and human-centric, individualised conceptualisations of wellbeing, to bring about sustainability through whole systems transformative change.
More details about the SI and how to submit can be found on the website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/wellbeing_sustainability
Sustainability, is an open access journal. The costs of publication lie with the author and their institution.
Dr Beverley A Searle
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Department of Geography
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Tel: +44(0)1382 386350