Complexity And Sustainability

Author: Jennifer Wells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415695775
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The book surveys the role of these complexity principles in the natural sciences, social theory, transdisciplinary discourse, philosophy, and ethics, and shows how this complexity framework is a valuable lens for approaching the spectre of ...

A Complexity Approach To Sustainability

Author: Angela Espinosa
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1786342057
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This book argues that there is a need for urgency in the application of analytical tools which embody the principles of complexity management in sustainability research, in particular in the context of the global climate change.

Global Security Safety And Sustainability

Author: Sergio Tenreiro de Magalhaes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642157165
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Keywords: Safety, Security, Complexity Sustainability, Assurance, Systems
Approach. 1 Introduction Amongst many challenges arising from the pervasive
complexity in most modern products, systems and processes is the necessity to
identify, characterise and provide sufficient assurance about the desirable
properties. Alongside this, most key stakeholders, specifically the regulators and
end users, demand a similar degree of enhanced confidence about the absence
of undesirable ...

Art And Sustainability

Author: Sacha Kagan
Publisher: Transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783837618037
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With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process.

The Ecosystem Approach

Author: David Waltner-Toews
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231132506
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Advancing a methodology that is rooted in good theory and practice, this book features case studies conducted in the Arctic and Africa, in Canada and Kathmandu, and in the Peruvian Amazon, Chesapeake Bay, and Chennai, India.

Adaptive And Integrated Water Management

Author: Claudia Pahl-Wostl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540759416
Size: 77.54 MB
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This book presents the very latest studies, methods and innovations for managing our water resources from the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, Switzerland.

Complexity And Climate Change An Epistemological Study Of Transdisciplinary Complexity Theories And Their Contribution To Socio Ecological Phenomena

Author: Jennifer Lynn Wells
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Resilience, Robustness and Sustainability As indicated in my comments on
diversity and sustainability, complexity is often seen as one realm that could yield
critical insights into resilience, robustness and sustainability. Resilience can be
defined as the capacity of a system to recover after a disturbance. Robustness is
the degree of resistance involved in resilience, or the degree of strength a system
possesses allowing it to recover after a disturbance. Sustainability is another term
, like ...

Environmental Law And Sustainability After Rio

Author: Jamie Benidickson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781002991
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Given the complexity of contemporary environmental problems, it is argued that
the evolving paradigm of 'sustainability' requires the integration of these factors in
environmental decision-making. We adopt the hypothesis that environmental law
as it is presently manifested, with its strong technical-regulatory characteristics,
may be poorly suited to address environmental conflicts involving social
complexity and diversity. We argue that it needs to accommodate social,
economic, political ...

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And Sustainability

Author: C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135099146
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This is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in the possibilities of sustainable forms of tourism and tourism’s contribution to sustainable development.

Agroforestry Science Policy And Practice

Author: Fergus L. Sinclair
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792336969
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Science in agroforestry P. A. SANCHEZ International Centre for Research in
Agroforestry, P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya Key words: competition, complexity,
profitability, sustainability Abstract. Agroforestry research is being transformed
from a collection of largely descriptive studies into more scientific approaches,
based on process-oriented research. The development of agroforestry as a
science should be based on four key features: competition, complexity,
profitability and ...