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Complexity theory for a sustainable future, edited by Jon Norberg and Graeme S. Cumming

Label
Complexity theory for a sustainable future
Title
Complexity theory for a sustainable future
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jon Norberg and Graeme S. Cumming
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Complexity theory illuminates the many interactions between natural and social systems, providing a better understanding of the general principles that can help solve some of today's most pressing environmental issues. Complexity theory was developed from key ideas in economics, physics, biology, and the social sciences and contributes to important new concepts for approaching issues of environmental sustainability such as resilience, scaling, and networks
  • Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future is a hands-on treatment of this exciting new body of work and its applications, bridging the gap between theoretical and applied perspectives in the management of complex adaptive systems. Focusing primarily on natural resource management and community-based conservation, the book features contributions by leading scholars in the field, many of whom are among the leaders of the Resilience Alliance. Theoreticians will find a valuable synthesis of new ideas on resilience, sustainability, asymmetries, information processing, scaling, and networks. Managers and policymakers will benefit from the application of these ideas to practical approaches and empirical studies linked to social-ecological systems. Chapters present new twists on such existing approaches as scenario planning, scaling analyses, and adaptive management, and the book concludes with recommendations on how to manage natural resources, how to involve stakeholders in the dynamics of a system, and how to explain the difficult topic of scale. A vital reference for an emerging discipline, this volume provides a clearer understanding of the conditions required for systems self-organization, since the capacity of any system to self-organize is crucial for its sustainability over time."--pub. desc
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM861
LC item number
.C66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Norberg, Jon
  • Cumming, Graeme S
Series statement
Complexity in ecological systems
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social ecology
  • Sustainable living
  • System theory
  • Environmental policy
  • Humanökologie
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Umweltpolitik
  • Komplexitätstheorie
  • Umweltschutz
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Systemtheorie
  • Environmental policy
  • Social ecology
  • Sustainable living
  • System theory
Label
Complexity theory for a sustainable future, edited by Jon Norberg and Graeme S. Cumming
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Thomas Hahn ... [et al.]
  • Theoretical challenges : information processing and navigation in social-ecological systems
  • John M. Anderies, Jon Norberg
  • Regime shifts, environmental signals, uncertainty, and policy choice
  • William A. Brock, Stephen R. Carpenter, Marten Scheffer
  • Participation in building scenarios of regional development
  • Louis Lebel, Elena Bennett
  • Practicing adaptive management in complex social-ecological systems
  • Lance Gunderson, Garry Peterson, C. S. Holling
  • Scale and complex systems
  • Environmental asymmetries
  • Graeme S. Cumming, Jon Norberg
  • Graeme S. Cumming, Grenville Barnes, Jane Southworth
  • Diversity and resilience of social-ecological systems
  • Jon Norberg ... [et al.]
  • A
  • network perspective on modularity and control of flow in robust systems
  • Colleen Webb, Örjan Bodin
  • Social networks as sources of resilience in social-ecological systems
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 315 p.
Isbn
9780231134606
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052041
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)184821810
  • (OCoLC)ocn184821810
Label
Complexity theory for a sustainable future, edited by Jon Norberg and Graeme S. Cumming
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Thomas Hahn ... [et al.]
  • Theoretical challenges : information processing and navigation in social-ecological systems
  • John M. Anderies, Jon Norberg
  • Regime shifts, environmental signals, uncertainty, and policy choice
  • William A. Brock, Stephen R. Carpenter, Marten Scheffer
  • Participation in building scenarios of regional development
  • Louis Lebel, Elena Bennett
  • Practicing adaptive management in complex social-ecological systems
  • Lance Gunderson, Garry Peterson, C. S. Holling
  • Scale and complex systems
  • Environmental asymmetries
  • Graeme S. Cumming, Jon Norberg
  • Graeme S. Cumming, Grenville Barnes, Jane Southworth
  • Diversity and resilience of social-ecological systems
  • Jon Norberg ... [et al.]
  • A
  • network perspective on modularity and control of flow in robust systems
  • Colleen Webb, Örjan Bodin
  • Social networks as sources of resilience in social-ecological systems
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 315 p.
Isbn
9780231134606
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052041
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)184821810
  • (OCoLC)ocn184821810

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