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Record number 496051
Title Advancing adaptive governance of social-ecological systems through theoretical multiplicity
Author(s) Karpouzoglou, T.D.; Dewulf, A.R.P.J.; Clark, J.
Source Environmental Science & Policy 57 (2016). - ISSN 1462-9011 - p. 1 - 9.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.11.011
Department(s) Public Administration and Policy
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Adaptive governance - Systematic literature review - Theoretical multiplicity
Abstract In recent years there has been rising scientific and policy interest in the adaptive governance of social ecological systems. A systematic literature review of adaptive governance research during the period 2005–2014, demonstrates a vibrant debate taking place that spans a variety of empirical and theoretical approaches. The particular strength of adaptive governance is that it provides a theoretical lens for research that combines the analyses of novel governance capacities such as adaptive capacity, collaboration, scaling, knowledge and learning. As a way to give greater depth and analytical rigour to future studies over the next decade and beyond, we highlight the added value of theoretical multiplicity (i.e., focusing on the combination of theories to address complex problems). We argue that theoretical multiplicity can encourage stronger synergies between adaptive governance and other theoretical approaches and can help address epistemologically grey areas in adaptive governance scholarship, such as power and politics, inclusion and equity, short term and long term change, the relationship between public policy and adaptive governance.
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