Sustainability as a Concept in the Social Sciences

In this project, representatives from 11 countries contributed jointly on the concept of sustainability in the social sciences. The aim was to initiate an international process of discussion and reflection. One aspect concerned how to go about formulating sustainability as a viable, transdisciplinary social science concept. The other main concern was the extent of reorientation required in the social sciences in order to conduct interdisciplinary, problem- and actor-related sustainability research.


MOST-programme (Management of Social Transformations) of UNESCO, Paris


1995/01 – 1997/12