Pursuing Sustainable Development Goals as a path towards integral development requires agent to take a holistic perspective, movimng from mapping the policy space to effectively sustaining the processes of development, building on human dignity and agency, and valorising grass-roots initiatives – especially of the most peripheral people. Universities, albeit at a smaller scale with respect to international community, face a similar choice in their daily activities of research and teaching: “reality versus ideas”, “space versus time”. Scientific research, technology development, and even the transmission of knowledge can run the risk of becoming self-referential activities driven by logics of power and prestige, suspicious of innovative thinking, and ultimately leading to consolidation of technocratic ideologies.

Beretta, S., Earth, Food and Energy: which contribution universities can provide for sustainable development?, in Beretta Simon, B. S. (ed.), Beyond sustainable development: integral ecology - Oltre lo sviluppo sostenibile: l'ecologia integrale, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 2016: 29- 48 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/91351]

Earth, Food and Energy: which contribution universities can provide for sustainable development?

Beretta, Simona
Primo
2016

Abstract

Pursuing Sustainable Development Goals as a path towards integral development requires agent to take a holistic perspective, movimng from mapping the policy space to effectively sustaining the processes of development, building on human dignity and agency, and valorising grass-roots initiatives – especially of the most peripheral people. Universities, albeit at a smaller scale with respect to international community, face a similar choice in their daily activities of research and teaching: “reality versus ideas”, “space versus time”. Scientific research, technology development, and even the transmission of knowledge can run the risk of becoming self-referential activities driven by logics of power and prestige, suspicious of innovative thinking, and ultimately leading to consolidation of technocratic ideologies.
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Beyond sustainable development: integral ecology - Oltre lo sviluppo sostenibile: l'ecologia integrale
978-88-343-3171-2
Vita e Pensiero
Beretta, S., Earth, Food and Energy: which contribution universities can provide for sustainable development?, in Beretta Simon, B. S. (ed.), Beyond sustainable development: integral ecology - Oltre lo sviluppo sostenibile: l'ecologia integrale, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 2016: 29- 48 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/91351]
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