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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.

Re-Reading Sustainability through the Triple Helix Model in the Frame of a Systems Perspective
Re-Reading Sustainability through the Triple Helix Model in the Frame of a Systems Perspective
Francesca FarioliSergio BarileMarialuisa SavianoFrancesca Iandolo

The concept of sustainability has acquired an ever more central role in governing processes, both of institutions and business organizations. Adopting a sustainability perspective, in fact, implies evaluating the different alternatives that arise from the representation of the specific constraints and rules that have to be followed in the different contexts that are taken into account: the economic, social and environmental contexts.

Although since the beginning of the development of the theory of sustainability, about fifty years ago, there have been several attempts to consider the interrelation of environmental aspects with economic and socio-cultural ...

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