Adaptive Capacity and Environmental Governance (Hardcover)
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Condition: Brand New
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions: (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Age Range: NA
|This interdisciplinary approach explores how adaptive capacity builds environmental governance in complex social-ecological systems. Cutting-edge theoretical developments are presented, in addition to empirical case studies from water, fisheries, forestry, as well as geographic settings.|
From the Publisher:
Rapid environmental change calls for individuals and societies with an ability to transform our interactions with each other and the ecosystems upon which we depend. Adaptive capacity - the ability of a social-ecological system (or the components of that system) to be robust to disturbances and capable of responding to changes - is increasingly recognized as a critical attribute of multi-level environmental governance. This unique volume offers the first interdisciplinary and integrative perspective on an emerging area of applied scholarship, with contributions from internationally recognized researchers and practitioners. It demonstrates how adaptive capacity makes environmental governance possible in complex social-ecological systems. Cutting-edge theoretical developments are explored and empirical case studies offered from a wide range of geographic settings and natural resource contexts, such as water, climate, fisheries and forestry.