Springer Series on Environmental Management

Adaptive Capacity and Environmental Governance

Editors: Armitage, Derek, Plummer, Ryan (Eds.)

  • Provides a consolidated, interdisciplinary approach to environmental governance
  • Highlights theoretical advances and practical implications
  • Written by internationally recognized experts in the field
  • Designed for researchers, policy makers and resource managers
  • Includes peer-reviewed chapters
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Rapid environmental change calls for individuals and societies with an ability to transform our interactions with each other and the ecosystems upon which we depend. Adaptive capacity - the ability of a social-ecological system (or the components of that system) to be robust to disturbances and capable of responding to changes - is increasingly recognized as a critical attribute of multi-level environmental governance. This unique volume offers the first interdisciplinary and integrative perspective on an emerging area of applied scholarship, with contributions from internationally recognized researchers and practitioners. It demonstrates how adaptive capacity makes environmental governance possible in complex social-ecological systems. Cutting-edge theoretical developments are explored and empirical case studies offered from a wide range of geographic settings and natural resource contexts, such as water, climate, fisheries and forestry. • Of interest to researchers, policymakers and resource managers seeking to navigate and understand social-ecological change in diverse geographic settings and resource contexts.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Integrating Perspectives on Adaptive Capacity and Environmental Governance

    Plummer, Ryan (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Adaptive Capacity in Theory and Reality: Implications for Governance in the Great Barrier Reef Region

    Bohensky, Erin (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Building Adaptive Capacity in Systems Beyond the Threshold: The Story of Macubeni, South Africa

    Fabricius, Christo (et al.)

    Pages 43-68

  • Learning and Adaptation: The Role of Fisheries Comanagement in Building Resilient Social–Ecological Systems

    Kalikoski, Daniela C. (et al.)

    Pages 69-88

  • Adaptive Capacity and Adaptation in Swedish Multi-Use Boreal Forests: Sites of Interaction Between Different Land Uses

    Keskitalo, E. Carina H.

    Pages 89-106

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive Capacity and Environmental Governance
Editors
  • Derek Armitage
  • Ryan Plummer
Series Title
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12194-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12194-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12193-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26392-7
Series ISSN
0172-6161
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 307
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