IEF authors featured in two new academic books

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IEF authors featured in two new academic books

Two books just published in the month of November by leading academic publishers include chapters by members of the International Environment Forum.

"Transitions to Sustainability", edited by François Mancebo and Ignacy Sachs (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014), explores the challenges of putting sustainability into practice, especially in terms of governance and a new social contract, in eleven chapters. Jon Marco Church of the University of Reims contributed a chapter on "Norms, Rules and Sustainable Planning: Who Said What About Norms". IEF President Arthur Dahl prepared a chapter on "Putting the Individual at the Center of Development: Indicators of Well-Being for a New Social Contract". The chapter by Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen of Wageningen University is on "The Legitimation of Global Energy Governance: A Normative Exploration". These papers were originally presented at the Third Rencontres Internationales de Reims on Sustainability Studies in June 2013 (see IEF report at, which also issued the "Reims Sustainability Vision" which is included in the book.

The second book is "Sustainable Development and Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Transformation of Learning and Society", edited by Zinaida Fadeeva, Laima Galkute, Clemens Mader, Geoff Scott (Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmilllan, 2014). Chapter 9 by Arthur Lyon Dahl is on "Sustainability and Values Assessment in Higher Education". More information on the book is at…

Last updated 14 December 2014