Sustainable Rural Development: Now and Into the Future 2030

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Sustainable Rural Development: Now and Into the Future 2030

An Edited Volume


Subject Area: Social Science


Title of the Edited Volume: Sustainable Rural Development: Now and Into the Future 2030


Synopsis of the Edited Volume


Sustainable rural development based on four basic pillars which are Social, Economic, Political and Environment could be achieved with the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which are agreed by the member countries.  According to the report on the 17th session of Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) of United Nations reported that “Sustainable rural development is vital to the economic, social and environmental viability of nations. It is essential for poverty eradication since global poverty is overwhelmingly rural. The manifestation of poverty goes beyond the urban-rural divide; it has sub-regional and regional contexts. It is therefore critical, and there is great value to be gained, by coordinating rural development initiatives that contribute to sustainable livelihoods through efforts at the global, regional, national and local levels, as appropriate. Strategies to deal with rural development should take into consideration the remoteness and potentials in rural areas and provide targeted differentiated approaches.”  Eric Sabourin (2017) Sustainable development led to the leopardization of the notion of development by emphasizing superficial changes without any real change. Technically, the real policy, institutional and economic innovations came before the invention of sustainable development. The problem is that these innovations were forgotten. In fact, the notion of sustainable development continues to be an interesting utopian proposal with no theoretical basis.

The ultimate goals are to improve their life quality and preserve the environment.  The rural-urban gap still existed in the whole world. There are basic needs in rural development for a sustainable future.  Rural development is about a process that seeks social change and sustainable economic development for the rural community´s on-going progress. The ultimate goal is to improve their life quality and preserve the environment.  Justice Mensah & Sandra Ricart Casadevall  (2019) Sustainable development has become the buzzword in development discourse, having been associated with different definitions, meanings and interpretations.  Sustainable Development (SD) has become a ubiquitous development paradigm the catchphrase for international aid agencies, the jargon of development planners, the theme of conferences and academic papers, as well as the slogan of development and environmental activists (Ukaga, Maser, & Reichenbach, 2011). The concept seems to have attracted the broad-based attention that other development concept lacks (ed), and appears poised to remain the pervasive development paradigm for a long time (Scopelliti et al., 2018; Shepherd et al., 2016). 

In this backdrop the book will look in to the aspects of sustainable rural development as the politics at various levels play a decisive role and not always these take the best decisions regarding the rural development.  However some mechanisms must be further developed to comply with the international sustainable development perspectives with regional and local scales including rural areas.  Sustainable and inclusive transformation of rural economies and societies is a natural fit with the ambitions of agenda of Sustainable Development Goals 2030. 

As part of sustainable development goals confrontation, this edited book will be from particularly; contributions from people included in mainstream academic publications from academics, researchers, non-academics and philanthropists within the conceptual and normative frameworks.  Research articles with High quality contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Sustainable Rural Development are cordially invited for the Edited Book.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • To Promote Social innovations for sustainable rural development with inclusive transformation
  • To integrate rural development strategies into poverty reduction strategies
  • To promote social capital and resilience in rural communities
  • To Promote and ensure equitable access to land, water and financial resources
  • Active participation of vulnerable groups and to safeguard their livelihood
  • To encourage rural communities, participation in decision making, promote rural communities, in particular for youth, young girls, women and indigenous people
  • Alternative and renewable reliable sources of energy for sustainable development in rural areas
  • Support of both agriculture and non-agriculture services towards sustainable development
  • To assess Equal opportunities for women and men in all aspects of rural development
  • Promote sustainable natural resources use and management including ecosystem conservation through community-based Institution based organisations
  • To make rural areas and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Policies and strategies provide the required coherence by the government
  • To draw pathway towards Sustainable Development Goals 2030
  • Access to knowledge, information and education, political empowerment of people, equity, sustainability, attitudes and values that foster responsibility, solidarity and tolerance
  • To promote complementary economic activities that could further stimulate rural entrepreneurship while decreasing rural community dependency on one main economic sector


  • October 30, 2020 – Please submit 250 to 350 words abstract or explanations of intended contributions for the edited book.
  • November 15, 2020 – Submission of Completed full Length Manuscript
  • November 30, 2020 – Acceptance of the Manuscript and Revisions notified by peer review committee
  • December 10, 2020 – Final Date for completed manuscript on the basis of review
  • February 2021 – Anticipated publication with Springer International Publisher

Preparation of Manuscripts

For Manuscript preparation and other guidelines please follow the springer manuscript guidelines. 

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts to the e mail ID (  While submitting the abstract or full length paper please mention your paper titled followed by your name and place.  For example (paper title_author (s) name_place). 

Manuscripts should be typewritten or prepared on a word processor, with all material double-spaced, on one side of letter-sized paper, with suitably wide margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with page 1, the title page. Tables and figures should be numbered serially, and legends to illustrations should be prepared on separate sheets. Tables and figures will be placed near their first mention in the text; all tables and figures must be referred to in the manuscript.


Title Page: The following elements must be included:

Title of the article;

Name(s) and initial(s) of author(s), preferably with first names spelled out;

Affiliation(s) of author(s);

Footnotes to the contribution title;

Name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Abstract: Each article is to be preceded by a succinct abstract, of up to 250 words, that highlights the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions of the paper.

Key Words: To identify the subjects under which the article may be indexed, 6-10 key words should be provided.

References: In the text, references to the literature should be by author and year; where there are two authors, both should be named; with three or more only the first author's name plus "et al." need be given. The list at the end of the paper should include only works mentioned in the text and should be arranged alphabetically by name of first author. References should be cited as follows:

Journal papers -- name(s) and initial(s) of author(s), year in brackets, full title, name of the journal as abbreviated in Chemical Abstracts, volume number, first and last page numbers:

Quiring R, Walldorf U, Koter U, Gehring WJ (1994) Homology of the eyeless gene of Drosophila to the small eye gene in mice and aniridia in humans. Science 265:785

Books -- name(s) of author(s), year in brackets, full title, edition, publishers, place of publication, page number:

Maizels N, Weiner AM (1993) The genomic tag hypothesis: modern viruses as fossils of ancient strategies for genomic replication. In: Gesteland RF, Atkins JF (eds) The RNA world. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York, pp. 577 – 602

Li W - (1997) Molecular evolution. Sinauer Assosiates, Sunderland, MA

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic references rests entirely with the author, who is requested to use as few "in press" citations as possible. In press citations must include the name of the journal that has accepted the paper.

Footnotes: Those in the text should be numbered consecutively. Footnotes to the title or authors of the article are marked by asterisks and placed on the title page.

Sequences: Sequences that are used merely as data points in statistical calculations or graphs should, if possible, be referred to by their accession numbers only. Authors should be quoted by name when their sequences are discussed individually or presented in alignments.

Illustrations: These should be suitable for reproduction, and should clarify or shorten the text. Information provided in figure legends should not be repeated in the text. Figures and graphs should always be mentioned in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals.

Contact Details of the Editor

Valmiki Rama Krishna

Assistant Professor, Editor, Journal of Social Science, 

Dept. of Studies and Research in Political Science,

Dr. G. Parameshwar Block - I


Mob: +91 8792212045




  1. Eric Sabourin (2017) ‘Innovation for Sustainable Rural Development,’ Innovation for Sustainable Rural Development: Towards a Theoretical Framework, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations, Santiago, Chile.
  2. Justice Mensah., Sandra Ricart Casadevall (Reviewing editor) (2019). Sustainable development: Meaning, history, principles, pillars, and implications for human action: Literature review, Cogent Social Sciences, 5:1.
  3. Shepherd, E., Milner-Gulland, E. J., Knight, A. T., Ling, M. A., Darrah, S., Soesbergen, A., & Burgess, N. D. (2016). Status and Trends in Global Ecosystem Molinarion et al. 29 Services and Natural Capital: Assessing Progress Toward Aichi Biodiversity Target 14. Conservation Letters, 9, 429-437.
  4. Ukaga, U. , Maser., C. , & Reichenbach, M. (2011). Sustainable development: principles, frameworks, and case studies. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 12(2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
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Contact Details of the Editor

Valmiki Rama Krishna
Assistant Professor, Editor, Journal of Social Science, 
Dept. of Studies and Research in Political Science,
Dr. G. Parameshwar Block - I
Mob: +91 8792212045
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