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Resilience, Panarchy, and World-Systems Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Gotts, Nicholas M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:59:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:59:12Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-10 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3271
dc.description.abstract "The paper compares two ambitious conceptual structures. The first is the understanding of social-ecological systems developed around the term resilience, and more recently the term panarchy, in the work of Holling, Gunderson, and others. The second is Wallersteins world-systems approach to analyzing hierarchical relationships between societies within global capitalism as developed and applied across a broader historical range by Chase-Dunn and others. The two structures have important common features, notably their multiscale explanatory framework, links with ideas concerning complex systems, and interest in cyclical phenomena. They also have important differences. It is argued that there are gaps in both sets of ideas that the other might remedy. Their greatest strengths lie at different spatiotemporal scales and in different disciplinary areas, but each also has weaknesses the other does not address, particularly with regard to the mechanisms underlying proposed cyclic patterns of events. The paper ends with a sketch for a research program within which panarchical and world-systems insights might be synthesised in the study of the Great European Land-Grab, i.e., the expansion of European capitalism and its distinctive social-ecological systems over the past five centuries." en_US
dc.subject adaptive systems en_US
dc.subject population en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.title Resilience, Panarchy, and World-Systems Analysis en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 12 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth January en_US

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