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ESEE is the European branch of the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE).

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ESEE publishes a newsletter and books (in association with various publishers); holds regional and international meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.

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Full professorship in Economics of the Environment

The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne invites applications for a full professorship in economics of the environment with a focus on ecological economics. A specialization in ecological macroeconomics (including issues such as “Prosperity without Growth”), institutional economics, natural resources and environmental economics (natural heritage, ecosystem budgets), or development studies would be an asset. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen and complement existing centres of competence of the Faculty in the areas of development studies, political ecology, industrial ecology, environmental philosophy, and ethics, or geography.

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Environmental Values Free Access for ESEE Members


of the ESEE can obtain free online access to the journal Environmental Values for the current year.  This requires using codes via the publishers website at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/whp/ev.  In order for ESEE members to get access codes please email the ESEE Secretary, Klaus Kubeczko (klaus.kubeczko@arcs.ac.at) who will supply these to any current member.

Happy reading.

Clive L. Spash
Environmental Values

Call for Papers for the ESEE 2011 Special Issue of EPG – deadline November, 14

The journal of Environmental Policy and Governance will produce an issue covering material from the ESEE 2011 conference “Advancing Ecological Economics: Theory and Practice” organised in Istanbul, Turkey. We hereby invite you to send your full papers for evaluation for this special conference issue.

In line with the conference theme, the special issue aims at bringing together cutting-edge research in ecological economics, in theory or in practice. In this context, authors are encouraged to specify the way their contributions help us advancing ecological economics, as appropriate, in the main text of their paper. We particularly welcome papers dealing with indicators, policy

instruments, macro-economics for sustainability transitions, environmental conflicts and justice movements.

The deadline for submissions is November 14. Manuscripts should include an abstract of max. 250 words and be no longer than 8,000 words in length. Standard EPG rules apply in the submission process. Please see author guidelines at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1756-9338.

Manuscripts and other related documents should be sent as an email attachment to epgspecialissue@esee2011.org with a note indicating that this is for the special conference issue of EPG journal.

Concerning the evaluation procedure, in the first screening phase, papers fitting well to the conference issue with a potential to pass the review process will be selected. These will then be taken to a full peer-review where the paper will be assigned to at least two reviewers. Authors of papers that do not get beyond the first screening will be informed at a very early stage. If the author(s) want EPG to consider their paper for a normal edition, then these papers will be taken for normal evaluation.

As outlined below, the schedule is quite tight. The EPG-ESEE 2011 review process is planned to be finalised by mid-February. Therefore, the authors will need to have quick turn around of their revisions. This will then give them the opportunity of seeing the outcome quite soon as the publication date for the special issue will be June 1, 2011. The draft production schedule of the special issue is as follows:

  • Submissions – November 14
  • Referees’ comments – December 23
  • Resubmission after revisions – January, 23
  • Final decision – February, 13
  • Final editing – End of February
  • Submission by deadline – March 1

For any further queries, please do not hesitate to send an email to epgspecialissue@esee2011.org.

Begum Ozkaynak, Irene Ring, Sigrid Stagl
ESEE Board
Felix Rauschmayer
ESEE editor of EPG