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Complexity and resilience in the social and ecological sciences

Author: Eoin Flaherty
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
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'There are books one reads and which provide so much of value that it is immediately obvious that they will shape your own way of thinking and working for a long time to come. Paul Cilliers' Complexity and Postmodernism (1998) had that effect on me and continues to do so. Flaherty has written another with the same potential. Read it.' -Professor David Byrne, Department of Sociology, Durham University, UK 'This is a  Read more...
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Flaherty, Eoin.
Complexity and resilience in the social and ecological sciences.
London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
(OCoLC)1035747513
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eoin Flaherty
ISBN: 9781137549785 1137549785
OCLC Number: 1048895845
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A brief history of systemic thought in the social and natural sciences --
Complexity theory : societies as complex systems --
Social-ecological resilience : human ecology as theory of the middle range --
Contextualising complex systems : modes of production and social-ecological metabolism --
Conclusion : a complexity-informed approach to the study of social-ecological systems.
Responsibility: Eoin Flaherty.

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This book introduces a new approach to environmental sociology, by integrating complexity-informed social science, Marxian ecological theory, and resilience-based human ecology.  Read more...

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