Special Issue on: «Manfred Max-Neef’s Contributions to Theory, Methods and Practice In Sustainable Development: Applications of his Work»

agosto 13, 2021

Guest Editors:
Assist. Prof. Jean Pierre Doussoulin and Adj. Prof. Patricio Belloy, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

It has been one year since the passing of the renowned Chilean economist and Alternative Nobel Prize awardee, Professor Manfred Max-Neef. In recognition of his status as one of the key thinkers on developmental and ecological economics, the Institute of Economics at Universidad Austral de Chile –Max-Neef’s main academic residency until his death -organised an international workshop on his work.

This special issue aims to bring together original research related to applications of his work, including those of fundamental human needs, the threshold hypothesis, and foundations of transdisciplinarity, among other contributions.

Papers will be considered from both academics and practitioners of Max-Neef’s scholarly work.

The Guest Editors will be inviting substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at Reflections on the Thoughts of Manfred Max Neef: A Dialogue with Contemporary Economics for review and potential publication, but are also inviting other experts to submit articles for this call.Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Ecological economics (the effort to understand how economics is embedded in the broader ecosystem that supports all human activity)
  • Transdisciplinary research (a reflexive, integrative, method-driven scientific principle aiming at the solution or transition of societal problems and concurrently of related scientific problems by differentiating and integrating knowledge from various scientific and societal bodies of knowledge)
  • Human scale development (fundamental human needs, choices of satisfiers, etc) Threshold hypothesis (decoupling growth, energy consumption, and/or environmental damage from quality of life)
  • Barefoot economics (points of departure from conventional approaches to economics)

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.
Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 6 June, 2021