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Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research

Editors: Hirsch Hadorn, G., Hoffmann-Riem, H., Biber-Klemm, S., Grossenbacher-Mansuy, W., Joye, D., Pohl, C., Wiesmann, U., Zemp, E. (Eds.)

  • Features 21 case studies that illustrate transdisciplinary, problem-driven research
  • Will appeal to those who initiate, steer or evaluate research
  • Ties together science and policy
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About this book

Transdisciplinary research (TR) is an emerging field of research in the knowledge society. It relates science and policy in addressing issues such as:

  • global and local environmental concerns
  • migration
  • new technologies
  • public health
  • socio-cultural change

This handbook provides, for the first time, a structured overview of the manifold experiences gained in these fields. Twenty-one projects from all over the world present their research approaches, structured along the three phases of a TR project:

  • problem structuring
  • problem investigation
  • bringing results to fruition

Referring to these projects, cross-cutting challenges of TR are discussed, such as:

  • integration
  • participation
  • values and uncertainties
  • learning from case studies
  • management
  • education

A systematic positioning of transdisciplinary research in the development of sciences and humanities, and 15 propositions for enhancing transdisciplinary research situate the contributions in a larger, systematised context.  The handbook gives researchers and students an overview of the state of the art in transdisciplinary research.

 

Audience

Written for students, researchers, and project managers who are planning or are involved in problem-driven, transdisciplinary projects, or are working on the interface of science, society and politics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Emergence of Transdisciplinarity as a Form of Research

    Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn, Susette Biber-Klemm, Walter Grossenbacher-Mansuy, et al.

    Pages 19-39

  • Sustainable River Basin Management in Kenya: Balancing Needs and Requirements

    Boniface P. Kiteme, Urs Wiesmann

    Pages 63-78

  • Designing the Urban: Linking Physiology and Morphology

    Peter Baccini, Franz Oswald

    Pages 79-88

  • Policy Analysis and Design in Local Public Management A System Dynamics Approach

    Markus Schwaninger, Silvia Ulli-Beer, Ruth Kaufmann-Hayoz

    Pages 205-221

  • Constructing Regional Development Strategies A Case Study Approach for Integrated Planning and Synthesis

    Alexander I. Walter, Arnim Wiek, Roland E. Scholz

    Pages 223-243

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6700-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research
Editors
  • Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn
  • Holger Hoffmann-Riem
  • Susette Biber-Klemm
  • Walter Grossenbacher-Mansuy
  • Dominique Joye
  • Christian Pohl
  • Urs Wiesmann
  • Elisabeth Zemp
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6699-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6699-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6698-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6700-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 448
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