n Journal of Law, Society and Development - Editorial
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Society and Development|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||1 - 3|
The introduction of the Journal of Law, Society and Development has been timely as it makes its appearance on the academic publishing stage at a time when South Africa and the world at large are in search of enquiry that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. Investigating and analysing the challenges of our times and arriving at both scientific and sustainable solutions requires what the journal advocates as being 'multi-, inter- and transdisciplinarity'. In recent times, much emphasis has been placed on the global economic and financial crises, in particular those sparked off in countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. In countries such as South Africa and the rest of the African continent the challenge of basing development on mineral commodities (this is a 19th-century European development strategy that has become antiquated for a modern Africa) and tourism income has left many of the continent's societies in difficult situations. There is no doubt that the content of research that emanates from these countries requires further interrogation from multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives.
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