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A Theory of Transformative Agency in Linked Social-Ecological Systems

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dc.contributor.author Westley, Frances R.
dc.contributor.author Tjornbo, Ola
dc.contributor.author Schultz, Lisen
dc.contributor.author Olsson, Per
dc.contributor.author Folke, Carl
dc.contributor.author Crona, Beatrice
dc.contributor.author Bodin, Örjan
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-08T14:31:37Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-08T14:31:37Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9134
dc.description.abstract "We reviewed the literature on leadership in linked social-ecological systems and combined it with the literature on institutional entrepreneurship in complex adaptive systems to develop a new theory of transformative agency in linked social-ecological systems. Although there is evidence of the importance of strategic agency in introducing innovation and transforming approaches to management and governance of such systems, there is no coherent theory to explain the wide diversity of strategies identified. Using Hollings adaptive cycle as a model of phases present in innovation and transformation of resilient social-ecological systems, overlaid by Dorados model of opportunity context (opaque, hazy, transparent) in complex adaptive systems, we propose a more coherent theory of strategic agency, which links particular strategies, on the part of transformative agents, to phases of system change." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject innovation en_US
dc.subject social-ecological systems en_US
dc.title A Theory of Transformative Agency in Linked Social-Ecological Systems 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.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 18 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth September en_US

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