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dc.contributor.editorManfredo, Michael J.
dc.contributor.editorVaske, Jerry J.
dc.contributor.editorRechkemmer, Andreas
dc.contributor.editorDuke, Esther A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:17:02Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:17:02Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier608246
dc.identifierOCN: 881474202en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32706
dc.description.abstractIn this edited volume leading scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds wrestle with social science integration opportunities and challenges. This book explores the growing concern of how best to achieve effective integration of the social science disciplines as a means for furthering natural resource social science and environmental problem solving. The chapters provide an overview of the history, vision, advances, examples and methods that could lead to integration. The quest for integration among the social sciences is not new. Some argue that the social sciences have lagged in their advancements and contributions to society due to their inability to address integration related issues. Integration merits debate for a number of reasons. First, natural resource issues are complex and are affected by multiple proximate driving social factors. Single disciplinary studies focused at one level are unlikely to provide explanations that represent this complexity and are limited in their ability to inform policy recommendations. Complex problems are best explored across disciplines that examine social-ecological phenomenon from different scales. Second, multi-disciplinary initiatives such as those with physical and biological scientists are necessary to understand the scope of the social sciences. Too frequently there is a belief that one social scientist on a multi-disciplinary team provides adequate social science representation. Third, more complete models of human behavior will be achieved through a synthesis of diverse social science perspectives.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.othersocial science integration opportunities and challenges
dc.subject.otherwater managing
dc.subject.othersocial ecological systems
dc.subject.otherstatus of integration
dc.subject.otherhumanity and the biosphere (mahb)
dc.subject.otherrepresenting human individuals
dc.subject.otherenvironmental problem solving
dc.subject.otherhuman sustainability
dc.subject.otherlivelihoods
dc.subject.otherpoverty and conservation
dc.subject.otherresouce challenges and conflicts
dc.subject.otheremerging infectious diseases
dc.subject.otherland degradation and desertification
dc.subject.otherrisk governance research
dc.subject.otherscience during crisis
dc.subject.otherfacilitating social science integration
dc.subject.otherland change research and modeling
dc.subject.othersolving sustainability challenges
dc.subject.othernatural resource social science integration
dc.subject.otherthe social-ecological system framework
dc.subject.otherclimate change and society
dc.subject.otherDecision-making
dc.subject.otherSocio-ecological system
dc.titleUnderstanding Society and Natural Resources: Forging New Strands of Integration Across the Social Sciences
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-017-8959-2
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isFundedBy7292b17b-f01a-4016-94d3-d7fb5ef9fb79
oapen.relation.isFundedByFP7 Environment
oapen.relation.isbn9789401789592
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.pages288
oapen.grant.number311819
oapen.grant.number265104
oapen.grant.acronymGLOLAND
oapen.grant.acronymVOLANTE
oapen.grant.programFP7 SC39
oapen.grant.programFP7
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Climate change (general concept) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_(general_concept); Decision-making - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision-making; Social science - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_science; Socio-ecological system - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socio-ecological_system; Sustainability - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability


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