• Open call for special issue of Alue & Ympäristö (2/2017), focus on energy and bioeconomy

    2017-05-26

    Spaces of sustainable politics and practices

    Sustainability transitions, in the areas of e.g. energy, food and mobility have become a core topic of transnational policy debate and are hailed as an incubator for new sustainable practices and green growth. Guided by, at least rhetorically, a generic aim of enhancing the sustainability of production and society we experience the emergence and refolding of heterogeneous spaces of governance. The actual implementation of political strategies such as the bioeconomy, green growth or renewable energy transitionsis based on practices deriving from constantly reformulated rationalities formed in various, complex spatialities. This special issue focuses on the processes that reproduce these various, yet interconnected spaces of policy design, mobility and practice in relation to their embeddedness into the socio-spatial fabrics of different localities and political arenas related to sustainable transitions. It will present narratives of emergence; it will discuss and explain the translations and mutations of mobile policies and will evaluate localized sustainable practices and conflicts related to various sectors.

    The special issue aims to include contributions with a focus on energy and bioeconomy, yet is open for additional suggestions.

     

    Spaces of sustainable politics and practices

    Sustainability transitions, in the areas of e.g. energy, food and mobility have become a core topic of transnational policy debate and are hailed as an incubator for new sustainable practices and green growth. Guided by, at least rhetorically, a generic aim of enhancing the sustainability of production and society we experience the emergence and refolding of heterogeneous spaces of governance. The actual implementation of political strategies such as the bioeconomy, green growth or renewable energy transitionsis based on practices deriving from constantly reformulated rationalities formed in various, complex spatialities. This special issue focuses on the processes that reproduce these various, yet interconnected spaces of policy design, mobility and practice in relation to their embeddedness into the socio-spatial fabrics of different localities and political arenas related to sustainable transitions. It will present narratives of emergence; it will discuss and explain the translations and mutations of mobile policies and will evaluate localized sustainable practices and conflicts related to various sectors.

    The special issue aims to include contributions with a focus on energy and bioeconomy, yet is open for additional suggestions.

    Deadlines for submissions are

    Peer-reviewed full papers and commentaries: June 30, 2017 (negotiable in special cases)!

    Other manuscripts (non-peer-reviewed): September 15, 2017

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