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Raffaele Matacena

-disciplinary initiative position paper. Rome. Feagan, R. (2007). The place of food: mapping out the ‘local’ in local food systems. Progress in human geography , 31 (1). 23-42. Feenstra, G. W. (1997). Local food systems and sustainable communities. American journal of alternative agriculture , 12 (01), 28-36. Franklin, A., & Morgan, S. (2014). Exploring the new rural–urban interface: community food practice, land access and farmer entrepreneurialism. In Marsden, T., & Morley, A. (Eds.). (2014). Sustainable food systems: building a new paradigm . Routledge. London

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Sergiu Novac

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This article explores how sustainability was staged in the context of EXPO 2000, the first and only world exhibition organized by Germany. The notion seemed to gain ground around the turn of the millennium in global political and policy circles, especially through such documents as the ‘Agenda 21’ and the ‘Millennium Development Goals’. These were also the main source of inspiration while organizing EXPO 2000, which, under the motto ‘Humankind, Nature, Technology’ claimed to put forward a radically different vision for the 21st century. However, throughout the paper I argue that sustainability ended up performing a quite different ideological function. In Germany, the staging of sustainability took place as an activation of expertize, meant to fix a crisis of the economy and to open up new grounds for capitalism’s search for profit, ultimately deepening the environmental crisis that it was meant to alleviate in the first place.

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Peter R. W. Gerritsen

://www.scribd.com/doc/19092923/Agroecologia-Bases-Cientificas-Para-Una-Agricultura-Sustentable - consulted on 23 September 2010) Holt-Gimenez, E. (2006) Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America s Framer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture / Oakland, CA: Food First Books. Hurni, H., U. Wiesman and R. Schertenleib (2004) Research for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change.A Transdisciplinary Appraisal of Selected Regions of the World to Prepare Development Oriented Research Partnerships (vol. 1). Berna: Geographica Bernansia. IUCN (International Union for

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Cristina Parente, Mónica Santos, Vanessa Marcos, Daniel Costa and Luísa Veloso

References Amaro, R. (2009) ‘A Economia Solidária da Macaronésia - Um Novo Conceito’. Revista de Economia Solidária . 1:11-28. Alvord, S., D. Brown and C. Letts (2003) Social Entrepreneurship: Leadership that Facilitates Societal Transformation - An Exploratory Study . Center for Public Leadership Working Paper Series, 3 (5). Anderson, B.B. and G. Dees (2006) Rhetoric, ‘Reality and Research: Building a Solid Foundation for the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship’ In Nicholls, A. (ed.), Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social

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Voica Puşcaşiu

Greenberg, C. Art and Culture: Critical Essays , pp. 3-21, Boston MA: Beacon Press. Henrion, F.H.K (1985) Art and/or Design . Heidelberg, DE: Braus. Jones, L. (2008) (ed.) Environmentally Responsible Design: Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers . Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Ludden, G.D.S., H.N.J. Schifferstein and P. Hekkert (2008) ‘Surprise as Design Strategy’. Design Issues , 24(2): 28-38. McLuhan, M. (1994) Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Norman, D.A. (2004) Emotional Design

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Sam Beck

York: Berghahn Books. Beck, Sam and Carl Maida, (Eds.). (2015a). Public Anthropology in a Borderless World . New York: Berghahn Books. Beck, Sam (2015b). Urban Transitions: Graffiti Transformations. In Public Anthropology in a Borderless World (co-edited with Carl Maida), 314-350. Brooklyn: Berghahn Books. Beck, Sam (2018). Knowledge Production and Emancipatory Social Movements from the Heart of Globalized Hipsterdom, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In Carl Maida and Sam Beck, (Eds.). Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice , 125-150.Berghahn

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Javier Esparcia and J. Javier Serrano

continuum de movilidad como hipótesis explicativa de la masculinización rural’. In Revista Española de investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS) , Nº 124, 73-105 pp. Chiritescu, V., Ruxandra, A.D., Mihaela, K. (2015) ‘The role of youth in sustainable development of Romanian rural communities’. Romanian Economic and Business Review , 10 (2), pp. 183-196. Chung, K., Hossain, L. and Davis, J. (2005) Exploring Sociocentric and Egocentric Approaches for Social Network Analysis . International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific, Wellington, New Zeeland

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Daniel Klimovský, Zuzana Lacková, Veronika Černáková, Zuzana Maliková, Tomáš Šoltés and Tomáš Želinský

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Fundamental changes that occurred in Central and Eastern Europe (including Slovakia) in recent two decades have caused that regional policy as well as regional development has become one of the hottest national policy issues. If one connects this issue with the existence of regional disparities, there is no surprise that also the EU considers this topic an extra important one. Various scholars point out that innovation policy is the right path how to achieve sustainable regional development and how to improve competitiveness of less developed regions. This article is aimed particularly at the innovation policies of the Slovak self-government regions and their outcomes.

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Myriam Hivon, Pascale Lehoux, Christopher J. Longo, Bryn Williams-Jones and Fiona A. Miller

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Websites are perceived as an additional communication space where public and private institutions and their stakeholders can interact and develop sustainable relationships. Although public relations scholars argue that both companies and consumers may benefit from virtual interactions, the growing online direct-to-consumer advertising and sale of health-related products has raised social and ethical concerns. Our study seeks to clarify the scope and nature of the virtual relationships that are specific to medical devices companies. Through a qualitative analysis of website, we show how four Canadian medical technology companies sought to enroll three types of stakeholders into their innovation development and commercialization strategies: investors, healthcare providers and patients. Our findings show that by reinforcing stereotypical relationships with investors, the websites maintain certain disconnect between the worlds of business and healthcare, and by creating proactive roles for healthcare providers and patients, they contribute to forge ethically convoluted relationships.

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Iulia Hurducaş

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Lefebvre’s 1970 prophecy of the total urbanisation of society has come true with the expansion of the urban into natural and rural territories. For Lefebvre, the question of nature is closed by its ‘steady, violent death’ (Lefebvre, 2003) and its replacement by a ‘second nature’ (Schmid, 2014; Smith, 2008). This closure accounts at an epistemic level, for the dominance of the urban (Krause, 2013; Brenner and Schmid, 2014). Far from being closed, the question of nature is renewed within the present conditions of planetary urbanisation, as the interiorised non-urban is ‘operationalised’ to sustain urban growth, thus making the non-city ‘an essential terrain of capitalist urbanisation’ (Brenner, 2016). In what follows, I present how the Romanian forest is operationalised as a territory of planetary urbanisation through forest management practices. Looking into the negotiations and manipulations on the ground provides a way to ‘pay attention’ (Stengers, 2010) to those practices that sort and select natural areas. In the face of the recorded disappearance of the forest, the effort of making visible the rationality of planning, and the challenges that are posed upon it inscribes itself within an ‘ethics of visibility’ (Roberts, 2012; Topalovic, 2016).