One central problem of public policy analysis has been to find new ways of analyzing issues of increasing complexity and uncertainty. Triangulation is perhaps the best example of these novel techniques, as it uses various
methods, databases, theories, and approaches to converge on what to do about the complex issue in question. Taking Complexity Seriously uses four different theoretical approaches (Girardian
economics, cultural theory, critical theory, and the local justice framework) to triangulation in order to converge on answers to four major policy questions: What is sustainable development?
Why is it an issue? What needs to be done? What can actually be done? These four approaches are used to analyze the
sustainable development controversy that recently arose in the pages of Science magazine and the journal Ecological Applications. These different approaches prove highly potent in
defamiliarizing conventional wisdom about sustainable development. Ultimately the different approaches will converge on novel answers to the four questions. The practical implications of these conclusions are drawn out at
the end of Taking Complexity Seriously in a detailed case study of ecosystem management.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||SPRINGER VERLAG POD|
|Ano da edição||1997|
|Número de Páginas||156|