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Comparison of Frameworks for Analyzing Social-ecological Systems

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dc.contributor.author Binder, Claudia R.
dc.contributor.author Hinkel, Jochen
dc.contributor.author Bots, Peter W. G.
dc.contributor.author Pahl-Wostl, Claudia
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-23T20:06:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-23T20:06:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9198
dc.description.abstract "In this paper we compare 10 established frameworks for analyzing social-ecological systems. We limited ourselves to frameworks that were explicitly designed to be used by a wider community of researchers and practitioners. Although all these frameworks seem to have emerged from the need for concepts that permit structured, interdisciplinary reasoning about complex problems in social-ecological systems, they differ significantly with respect to contextual and structural criteria, such as conceptualization of the ecological and social systems and their interrelation. It appears that three main criteria suffice to produce a classification of frameworks that may be used as a decision tree when choosing a framework for analysis. These criteria are (i) whether a framework conceptualizes the relationship between the social and ecological systems as being uni- or bidirectional; (ii) whether it takes an anthropocentric or an ecocentric perspective on the ecological system; and (iii) whether it is an action-oriented or an analysis-oriented framework." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject social-ecological systems en_US
dc.subject human-environment interaction en_US
dc.subject framework analysis en_US
dc.title Comparison of Frameworks for Analyzing Social-ecological Systems en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Theory en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 18 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US


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