Conceptualizing, Observing, and Influencing Social-Ecological Transitions

@article{FischerKowalski2009ConceptualizingOA,
  title={Conceptualizing, Observing, and Influencing Social-Ecological Transitions},
  author={Marina Fischer-Kowalski and Jan Rotmans},
  journal={Ecology and Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={14}
}
This article creates a meeting ground between two distinct and fairly elaborate research traditions dealing with social "transitions": the Dutch societal transitions management approach, and the Viennese sociometabolic transitions approach. Sharing a similar understanding of sustainability transitions —namely as major transformational changes of system characteristics—and a background epistemology of complex systems, autopoeisis, and evolutionary mechanisms, they address the subject from… 

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