Overcoming the tragedy of super wicked problems: constraining our future selves to ameliorate global climate change

@article{Levin2012OvercomingTT,
  title={Overcoming the tragedy of super wicked problems: constraining our future selves to ameliorate global climate change},
  author={Kelly Levin and B. Cashore and S. Bernstein and G. Auld},
  journal={Policy Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={45},
  pages={123-152}
}
  • Kelly Levin, B. Cashore, +1 author G. Auld
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science
  • Policy Sciences
  • Most policy-relevant work on climate change in the social sciences either analyzes costs and benefits of particular policy options against important but often narrow sets of objectives or attempts to explain past successes or failures. We argue that an “applied forward reasoning” approach is better suited for social scientists seeking to address climate change, which we characterize as a “super wicked” problem comprising four key features: time is running out; those who cause the problem also… CONTINUE READING
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