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*Call for Papers*

*Special Issue of Management Revue *
*Perspectives on Sustainable Consumption*

The problem of sustainability has received serious attention since the Club 
of Rome pointed to the limits of growth in 1972. Addressing ecological, 
economic and social issues, it is still a major – perhaps the biggest – 
challenge humanity faces. The problem demands attention by actors from all 
social levels. On the micro-level, sustainable consumption is often 
regarded as the major way how individual consumers can contribute to 
sustainable development. By now a growing number of people are aware that 
many consumption habits have to be changed because they are in conflict 
with the goal of sustainable development. Yet, there is a gap between 
knowledge and action. Much research has been done in the last 30 years on 
sustainable consumption, exploring the motivations, practices, 
opportunities, and drivers for sustainable consumption from economic, 
psychological and sociological perspectives. Despite this multidisciplinary 
effort and the often interdisciplinary nature of research on sustainable 
consumption, there is room for broadening the perspectives further. In 
particular, the link between political participation and sustainable 
consumption as a political statement as well as the link between various 
forms and objectives of political consumption deserves more attention. 
Further, the impact of societal inequality on sustainable consumption has 
not gained much attention. Especially research on the interaction between 
inequality, issues of security and precariousness, political participation 
and consumption behavior is lacking. 

In the special issue, we would like to discuss our topic in an adequately 
broad and interdisciplinary way. We are particularly interested in 
questions such as:

   - Inequality (e.g., precariousness) and sustainable consumption 
   - Citizenship and consumption
   - Sustainable consumption as a political statement
   - Quantitative and qualitative empirical studies on these issues
This is not an exhaustive list.

Full papers for this *special issue of management revue *must be submitted 
by *July 31st, 2015*. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind 
review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due* October 31st, 
2015*. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission 
system at using ‘SI Sustainable 
Consumption’ as article section.

*Hoping to hear from you!*

*Ortrud Leßmann ([log in to unmask] 
<[log in to unmask]>),  Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)*
*Wenzel Matiaske,  Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)*
*Torsten Masson, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ Leipzig 
*Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark*

Med venlig hilsen/Kind regards
*Simon Fietze*
Adjunkt/Assistant Professor

Syddansk Universitet
Institut for Grænseregionsforskning
Alsion 2, A2
6400 Sønderborg
Telefon: +45 6550 1748
Fax: +45 6550 1779
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