31 October 2007

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Sustainable Society

The impacts of society touch everyone's life. These impacts may be considerable, even critical. Societal problems, especially those which remain unchecked and unmanaged, can weaken, threaten, or even eventually destroy, our society. Production produces pollution; medication generates side-effects; pesticide causes poisoning; innovation can lead to unemployment…
International Journal of Sustainable Society - to begin publication in 2008 - deals not only with the question of whether modern society should be sustainable, but also the ways in which this could and should come about. It bases its vision on eight "balances" between:
  • economic development and environmental protection
  • real aggregate demand and aggregate supply
  • human beings and nature
  • consumption and preservation
  • material and spiritual pleasures
  • civil liberty and self-restraint
  • hedonism and practicality (or frugality)
  • science and society
The journal aims to provide a professional forum for formulating, discussing and disseminating these solutions, which relate to the design, development, deployment, management, measurement, and adjustment of these social networks. They should form a common ground on which a sustainable society can be built, shared and supported by professionals from different disciplines. The universal goal of achieving peace, prosperity, and harmony in our society should go beyond disciplines, and ultimately be coordinated across different nationalities, cultures, races, and religions, and be sustainable.

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