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The Challenges of Global Citizenship for Worldview Education. The Perspective of Social Sustainability

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In this paper the authors briefly present what their theoretical reflections and empirical research has yielded in respect to citizenship education and religious education. The theoretical as well as political and practical questions of the relationship of global citizenship and worldview education are scrutinized. The main focus is on the issue whether there is or could be a connection between the concepts of ‘worldview education’ and global citizenship ‘education’ from the point of view of inclusivity in respect to both concepts. Habermas’s distinction between the concepts of democratic state citizenship and global or cosmopolitan citizenship is conceptually helpful. The authors also take into account the question of whether there is a certain educational, political or religious necessity on a national as well as global level to deal with this possible relationship as viewed through the lens of social sustainability.

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Strategic SCM’s Mediating Effect on the Sustainable Operations: Multinational Perspective

Technopreneurship , 2 (2), 1-9. Mani, V., Agrawal, R., & Sharma, V. (2015). Social sustainability in the supply chain: analysis of enablers, Management Research Review , 38 (9), 1016-1042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MRR-02-2014-0037 OECD (2009). Top barriers and drivers to SME internationalisation. Report by the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship , OECD. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjVsbOo85jkAhUG_aQKHR9uBVYQFjABegQIABAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstrathprints.strath.ac.uk%2F15845%2F&usg=AOvVaw1

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Pedagogy is Coming Back! Some Hopeful Signs for Sustainable General Education and Worldview Education

religious education to worldview education and beyond. The strength of a transformative pedagogical paradigm. Journal for the Study of Religion , 27 (1), 82–103. Miedema, S. (2016). We need religious educators as public intellectuals. Paper presented in the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Session XX, Chicago, USA, July 31–August 5, 2016. Miedema, S., & Bertram-Troost, G.D. (2015). The challenges of global citizenship for worldview education. The Perspective of social sustainability. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability

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German enterprises and the changes in energy economics due to increased concerns regarding environmental sustainability

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This article is part of a first year doctoral research regarding the current state of knowledge in environmental sustainability, energy economics and their impact on European enterprises. As the current changes and modifications of the German energy economics system are observed by people all around the globe, the current paper analyzes what has been said until now in the scientific literature on character of the new strategy for energy consumption and production in Germany and its impact on environmental and social sustainability. With the help of two questionnaire-based surveys conducted in 2013 and 2014 through the German DIHK1, German enterprises were surveyed in order to: identify potential differences and similarities between the two periods, identify the effects of the energy transition on companies’ profitability, and analyze these effects and compare the results in terms of potential trend developments. The research findings confirmed that changes in the energy system affect not only the environmental sustainability only, but also the economy, in some cases even independent of the stage in which the changing system of the economy presently is.

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Urban Gardening as a Multifunctional Tool to Increase Social Sustainability in the City

Hall. P. Design for Social Sustainability : a framework for creating thriving new communities, 2011 [online, cited 25.11.2018]. http://www.social-life.co/media/files/DESIGN_FOR_SOCIAL_SUSTAINABILITY_3.pdf 11. Koroļova, A. Survey and semi-structured interviews 2015. 12. Birmingham Joint Mc and WG Report (2015) [online, cited 10.09.2018]. http://www.urbanallotments.eu/fileadmin/uag/media/Birmingham/report/Brmingham_report_NK_29sep.pdf 13. Unpublished interview materials. 2014. gadā Maģistra darba “Mūsdienu urbānās dārzkopības integrācijas

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Economic and Social Sustainability of Real Estate Market and Problems of Economic Development – a Historical Overview

through technological shifts]. Retrieved from gov.cap.ru/home/15/elena/innovazii/huv%20bio/zik.ppt Ames, G. J. (2004). Mercantilism. In Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. Retrieved from http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/mercantilism.aspx Archer, R. (2016). Petra. Retrieved from http://ssqq.com/archive/petra.htm Biart, M. (2002). As cited in Colontonio, A. (2009). Social sustainability: a review and critique of traditional versus emerging themes and assessment methods. In M. Horner, A. Price, J

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Heimat und sozial nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung

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Heimat und regionale Identität sind Themen, die in der öffentlichen wie in der wissenschaftlichen Diskussion derzeit kontrovers behandelt werden. Häufig werden dabei Heimat und Landschaft als Gegenstände begriffen. Im Gegensatz dazu wird hier davon ausgegangen, dass sowohl Heimat als auch Landschaft konstitutiv sozial konstruiert sind. Das soziale Konstrukt Landschaft stellt dabei nur eine Dimension des sozialen Konstruktes Heimat dar. Daneben lassen sich empirisch die konstitutive Dimension des Sozialen, diejenige des Wohlbefindens, diejenige der Zeit, diejenige der geistigen Heimat und diejenige der Ab- und Ausgrenzung ermitteln. Wesentlich für den Bezug der Konstrukte von Heimat und Landschaft aufeinander ist der individuelle Erwerb der Konstruktion heimatlicher Normallandschaft im Rahmen der Sozialisation. Diese fungiert als Vergleichsmaßstab und beinhaltet eine normative Persistenzerwartung. Infolge dieser Persistenzerwartung werden Veränderungen der physischen Grundlagen von Landschaft als Bedrohung wahrgenommen. Vor dem Hintergrund des Ziels einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung ist es aber nötig, die physischen Grundlagen, die sozial zu Landschaft synthetisiert werden, gegebenenfalls auch zu verändern. Eine wesentliche Aufgabe des künftigen Umgangs mit Landschaft besteht darin, die physischen Repräsentanzen des Heimatlichen so zu gestalten, dass eine negative Konnotation als Heimatverlust minimiert wird.

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Developing farm-level sustainability indicators for Ireland using the Teagasc National Farm Survey

economy, services and infrastructure relied upon by rural populations, as well as providing a repository of skills and knowledge, which helps to keep alive rural cultures and traditions, are highlighted by Cooper et al . (2009) . Agriculture is also relevant to the quality of life in rural areas in terms of its economic and environmental contributions (e.g. creation of landscape and reduction of pollution). Social sustainability, as defined by Lebacq et al . (2013) , relates to the well-being of farmers and their families, in relation to (i) education; (ii) working

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Image and implementation of sustainable urban development: Showcase projects and other projects in Freiburg, Heidelberg and Tübingen, Germany

coexistence of these two perspectives on sustainable urban development forms the starting point of this paper. The aim of our paper is to understand planning processes by taking into account these two perspectives. To do this, we examine several sustainable urban development projects in the light of both perspectives. We critically discuss the narratives and images connected with sustainable urban development projects, and we reflect on the application of measures related to the three pillars of sustainability (ecological, economic and social sustainability) ( Hassan

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How to Build a Local Brand Through Local Sustainability

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In this paper it will be shown how to build a local brand through the model of local sustainability. Territorial assets as a local activity and informal rules for a joint work of a community are taken as starting points in brand creation.

The operational hypothesis is to present the building of a local community brand though the created model which consists of four components of local community sustainability: spatial – ecological sustainability, economic - social sustainability, humanistic – cultural sustainability and political – institutionalized sustainability (in the text: SEESHCPI model). The SEESHCPI model is also used in building and creation of the brand of the municipality of SvetiKrižZačretje. Even though the brand has to be the starting point for a sustainable tourist development of the place this is not its main purpose.

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