A multilevel evolutionary framework for sustainability analysis

  title={A multilevel evolutionary framework for sustainability analysis},
  author={Timothy M. Waring and Michelle Ann Kline and Jeremy S. Brooks and Sandra Hughes Goff and John Michael Gowdy and Marco A Janssen and Paul E. Smaldino and Jennifer Jacquet},
Sustainability theory can help achieve desirable social-ecological states by generalizing lessons across contexts and improving the design of sustainability interventions. To accomplish these goals, we argue that theory in sustainability science must (1) explain the emergence and persistence of social-ecological states, (2) account for endogenous cultural change, (3) incorporate cooperation dynamics, and (4) address the complexities of multilevel social-ecological interactions. We suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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