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Alexandra Köves   Ms.  Graduate Student or Post Graduate 
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Alexandra Köves published an article in October 2017.
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Bálint Balázs

16 shared publications

Environmental Social Science Research Group; Rómer Flóris Street 38 Budapest H-1024 Hungary

György Pataki

9 shared publications

Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem, Környezetgazdaságtani és Technológiai Tanszék; Környezeti Társadalomkutatók (ESSRG), Gödöllő; Akciókutatók a Fenntarthatóságért Egyesület (AKUT), Szeged

Gábor Király

5 shared publications

Department of Economics and Social Sciences; Budapest Business School; Budapest Hungary

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Framing Sustainable Consumption in Different Ways: Policy Lessons from Two Participatory Systems Mapping Exercises in Hu... Gabriella Kiss, Gyorgy Pataki, Alexandra Köves, Gabor Kiraly Published: 23 October 2017
Journal of Consumer Policy, doi: 10.1007/s10603-017-9363-y
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REFERENCE-BOOK 0 Reads 0 Citations Participatory Methods in Futures Studies: A Vision-Construction Process About the Future of Higher Education Zsuzsanna Géring, Gabor Kiraly, Alexandra Köves, Sára Csilla... Published: 01 January 2017
Participatory Methods in Futures Studies: A Vision-Construction Process About the Future of Higher Education, doi: 10.4135/9781473997226
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Contradictions between political leadership and systems thinking Gábor Király, Alexandra Köves, Bálint Balázs Published: 01 January 2017
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.05.131
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 1 Citation Constructing Future Visions about Higher Education with Participatory Methods Gábor Király, Zsuzsanna Géring, Alexandra Köves, Sára Csilla... Published: 22 October 2016
International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, doi: 10.1108/s2056-375220160000002005
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Rendszermodellezés a felsőoktatásról Jelentésadás egy részvételi folyamatban Zsuzsanna Géring, Sára Csillag, Gergely Kováts, Alexandra Kö... Published: 01 January 2016, doi: 10.18030/
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Article 1 Read 4 Citations Backcasting for Sustainable Employment: A Hungarian Experience Alexandra Köves, Gabor Kiraly, Gyorgy Pataki, Bálint Balázs Published: 10 July 2013
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su5072991
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Sustainability and employment are terms seldom used together. Especially when defining sustainability in the stricter sense of the word, delineating a world where strong sustainability is the norm, it is problematic to deduct which elements may compose sustainable employment. In the relevant discourse, two distinct directions can be identified. Ecological modernization promises “quick fixes” to employment problems while reducing environmentally harmful economic activities without initiating major changes either in our ways of thinking or in our way of living. At the same time, the radical change paradigm disposes of the concepts of the free market society and believes that new “great transformations” are unavoidable, whereby values must change just as much as institutions. Yet, how far have these normative theoretical approaches penetrated our everyday thinking? The paper builds upon the experience of a backcasting project on sustainable employment conducted in Hungary in 2012 and early 2013 and suggests that when people are given the chance to leave the path dependencies of today behind and imagine a sustainable future, their normative visions provide us with invaluable insight as to what may constitute sustainable employment. It also contributes towards our understanding of which policy tools lead us towards a more sustainable world of work in particular and a more sustainable society in general.
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 3 Reads 0 Citations Backcasting for Sustainable Employment Alexandra Köves, Gábor Király, György Pataki, Bálint Balázs Published: 30 October 2012
doi: 10.3390/wsf2-00992
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Sustainability and employment are not terms often used together. Sustainability is often treated as something that has mainly to do with environmental issues, and the protection of the environment is not necessarily seen as an important driver of higher employment. However, when we look more closely into the subject and try to leave the boundaries of the current paradigms, we realise how the interests of sustainability and stable employment are indeed intertwined. This paper attempts to show that as soon as we leave the comfortable realms of the current paradigms, we may find potential solutions to a multiple of questions and realise that sustainability and employment can indeed go hand in hand. In order to be able to find adequate supporting tools to "think out of the box", our paper focuses on a new methodological approach, namely backcasting, in relation with the topic of sustainable employment. The paper is divided into two main sections. In the first section we intend to illustrate the main relationships between employment and sustainability. In the second part, through the results of a concrete Hungarian backcasting experiment we demonstrate how the backcasting approach can be used to involve stakeholders creating a normative vision of the future and identifying the necessary policy steps to reach the set goals.