Publication: Book chapter
Ferrão, J. 2018. “Postscript. The contribution of social sciences to building a more sustainable common future”. In Changing Societies: Legacies and Challenges. Vol. iii. The Diverse Worlds of Sustainability, eds. A. Delicado, N. Domingos and L. de Sousa. Lisbon: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 363-367. https://doi.org/10.31447/ics9789726715054.15
Publications on sustainability and sustainable development are countless and very diversified. So what does this book tell us that is new on this subject? What value-added does it bring to the multiple debates on concepts that are so frequent in the academic, political, and media agendas in the last three decades? This book provides a comprehensive and refreshing approach from the viewpoint of the social sciences. It aims to rehabilitate, broaden, and strengthen two key concepts for critically re-thinking contemporary societies, different desirable futures, and possible transition pathways to achieve them.