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Social-ecological Systems of Latin America: Complexities and Challenges

Editors: Delgado, Luisa E., Marín, Víctor (Eds.)

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  • The only book on social-ecological systems from Latin AmericaDiscusses social-ecological systems, which are the basis of Latin America’s developmentPresents a discussion on the complexities of social-ecological systems from specialists in several areas (sociology, ecology, economy)

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About this book

Human societies are influencing nature in such a way that their independent analysis is no longer suitable. Fortunately, social-ecological systems provide a conceptual framework for the interconnected analysis of societies and ecosystems. However, in the case of Latin America, the complexity of social-ecological processes undermined a much-needed compilation of theoretical concepts, methods and case studies. Increasing readers’ understanding of such systems using a postnormal approach, the book discusses current concepts and methods with examples of studies from eight countries. It is a useful resource for social actors, government decision makers and scholars.

About the authors

Luisa E. Delgado is a Professor at Universidad de Chile, Invited Professor at Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay) and founder of Fundación Centro Transdisciplinario de Estudios FES-sistémicos (Chile). She has a doctoral degree in Social Processes and Public Policies from Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales and a master’s degree in Ecology from Universidad de Chile.  She was awarded scholarships by the Deutshcer Akademisher Austauschdients (DAAD, Germany) and the World Bank.  She is currently pursuing research, financed by CONICYT-Chile, on social-ecological systems, ecosystem services, human wellbeing and environmental governance.
Víctor H. Marín is Full Professor at Universidad de Chile (Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas, Facultad de Ciencias). He has a Ph.D. in Oceanography and postdoc in Ecosystem Ecology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA), and he received a Georg Forster fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) to study aquatic ecosystems. He is currently a Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Numerical Modelling at Universidad de Chile.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Postnormal Science and Social-ecological Systems

    Pages 3-13

    Marín, Víctor H. (et al.)

  • Simplifying the Complexity of Social-ecological Systems with Conceptual Models

    Pages 15-32

    Delgado, Luisa E. (et al.)

  • Social Actors and Participation in Environmental Issues in Latin America

    Pages 33-51

    Pérez-Orellana, Daniela C. (et al.)

  • Social-ecological Systems and Human Well-Being

    Pages 53-69

    Delgado, Luisa E. (et al.)

  • Studying Social-ecological Systems from the Perspective of Social Sciences in Latin America

    Pages 73-93

    Castro-Díaz, Ricardo (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28452-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28451-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social-ecological Systems of Latin America: Complexities and Challenges
Editors
  • Luisa E. Delgado
  • Víctor Marín
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28452-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28452-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28451-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 453
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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