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Ellinor Isgren

Researcher

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Sustainability science must challenge common sense : A response to Bodin (2021)

Author

  • Ellinor Isgren
  • Stefano Longo

Summary, in English

In this comment, we respond to the claim of (Bodin, Sustain Sci 16: 2151–2155, 2021) that sustainability science, as a research community, has begun to “lean to the left” in a problematic manner. On one hand, we remain unconvinced by the examples cited as indications for this tendency, and argue for caution in making such judgements. On the other hand, we hold that that there may be reasons for seemingly “left leaning” positions which are scientific rather than purely political or ideological. Finally, we urge sustainability scientists to take heed of social theorists’ insights regarding the pitfalls of common sense analysis. This can better enable open and reflexive debate on the field’s development as well as the challenges it seeks to address.

Department/s

  • Sociology
  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year

2022

Language

English

Publication/Series

Sustainability Science

Document type

Journal article (comment)

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Sociology
  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Keywords

  • Critical sustainability science
  • Transformation

Status

Epub

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1862-4057