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A Systems Approach Framework for the Transition to Sustainable Development: Potential Value Based on Coastal Experiments

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dc.contributor.author Hopkins, Tom S.
dc.contributor.author Bailly, Denis
dc.contributor.author Elmgren, Ragnar
dc.contributor.author Glegg, Gillian
dc.contributor.author Sandberg, Audun
dc.contributor.author Støttrup, Josianne G.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-07T19:35:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-07T19:35:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8592
dc.description.abstract "This article explores the value of the Systems Approach Framework (SAF) as a tool for the transition to sustainable development in coastal zone systems, based on 18 study sites in Europe, where the SAF was developed and tested. The knowledge gained from these experiments concerns the practical aspects of (a) governance in terms of policy effectiveness, (b) sustainability science in terms of applying transdisciplinary science to social–ecological problems, and (c) simulation analysis in terms of quantifying dysfunctions in complex systems. This new knowledge can help broaden our perspectives on how research can be changed to better serve society. The infusion of systems thinking into research and policy making leads to a preference for multi-issue instead of single-issue studies, an expansion from static to dynamic indicators, an understanding of the boundaries between system-dependent and system-independent problems, and the inclusion of non-market evaluations. It also develops a real partnership among research, management, and stakeholders to establish a quantitative basis for collaborative decision making. Furthermore, the article argues that the transition to sustainable development for coastal systems requires consideration of the scale interdependency from individual to global and recognition of the probable global reorganizational emergence of scale-free networks that could cooperate to maximize the integrated sustainability among them." en_US
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dc.language English en_US
dc.subject coastal regions en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject systems en_US
dc.subject valuation en_US
dc.title A Systems Approach Framework for the Transition to Sustainable Development: Potential Value Based on Coastal Experiments en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

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