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Aligning Key Concepts for Global Change Policy: Robustness, Resilience, and Sustainability

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dc.contributor.author Anderies, John M.
dc.contributor.author Folke, Carl
dc.contributor.author Walker, Brian
dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-07T19:34:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-07T19:34:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8796
dc.description.abstract "Globalization, the process by which local social-ecological systems (SESs) are becoming linked in a global network, presents policy scientists and practitioners with unique and difficult challenges. Although local SESs can be extremely complex, when they become more tightly linked in the global system, complexity increases very rapidly as multi-scale and multi-level processes become more important. Here, we argue that addressing these multi-scale and multi-level challenges requires a collection of theories and models. We suggest that the conceptual domains of sustainability, resilience, and robustness provide a sufficiently rich collection of theories and models, but overlapping definitions and confusion about how these conceptual domains articulate with one another reduces their utility. We attempt to eliminate this confusion and illustrate how sustainability, resilience, and robustness can be used in tandem to address the multi-scale and multi-level challenges associated with global change." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject global change en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.title Aligning Key Concepts for Global Change Policy: Robustness, Resilience, and Sustainability en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 18 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US


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