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Linking Land Change with Driving Forces and Actors: Four Conceptual Models

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dc.contributor.author Hersperger, Anna M.
dc.contributor.author Gennaio, Maria-Pia
dc.contributor.author Verburg, Peter H.
dc.contributor.author Bürgi, Matthias
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-26T18:25:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-26T18:25:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7409
dc.description.abstract "Models in land change research are often chosen arbitrarily based on practical rather than theoretical considerations. More specifically, research on land change is often based on a research framework with three crucial elements--driving forces, actors, and land change--in an ad hoc and case-specific configuration. The lack of solid and widely applicable concepts about the conceptual link between these three elements can negatively affect individual research projects and hamper communication and generalizations beyond the individual project. We present four basic models for linking land change with driving forces and actors. These models are illustrated with examples from the research literature. Based on the main characteristics of the models and practical considerations, we propose guidelines for choosing among the four models for specific studies. More generally, we want to raise awareness that land change research is especially demanding with respect to conceptual backgrounds and that conceptual considerations will help improve the scientific quality of individual studies as well as their potential contribution towards generic theories of land change." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject modeling en_US
dc.subject organizations en_US
dc.title Linking Land Change with Driving Forces and Actors: Four Conceptual Models en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 15 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US

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