Abstract

In our rapidly globalizing world - characterised by growing complexities and uncertainty – continuous readjustment of the scientific basis of sustainable developmennt (SD) is a prerequisite for sustainability and resilience. We shed light on the shift in international discourse concerning culural diversity and SD. We analyse worldviews as a constitutive element of SD, proposing to re-interpret SD as a joint worldview-construct in progress, embracing a multiplicity of visions and knowledges. Through critical literature review, we identify transdisciplinarity, co-creation of knowledge and inra-/inter-cultural dialogue as a necessity for SD to retain its ‚universal‘ appeal. Transversal thinking, biocultural diversity and trends within SD research act as a guide throughout our reflection on knowledge-creation for and interpretation of SD, starting from a worldviews perspective and interdisciplinarity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReviewed Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Scientific International Conference for PhD students and assistants QUAERE 2013 vol. III
Place of PublicationHradec Králové, Czech Republic
PublisherMAGNANIMITAS
Pages1424-1436
Number of pages13
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-80-905243-7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventQUAERE 2013 - e-conference, Czech Republic
Duration: 20 May 201324 May 2013
http://www.magnanimitas.cz/quaere-2013

Conference

ConferenceQUAERE 2013
CountryCzech Republic
Period20/05/1324/05/13
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