Strategies for Sustainability

Global Stability through Decentralization?

In Search for the Right Balance between Central and Decentral Solutions

Editors: Wilderer, Peter A., Grambow, Martin (Eds.)

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  • A unique, holistic approach to central/decentral regulation and control
  • Covers aspects of ecology through engineering, economy, sociology up to political governance
  • Written by experts from various disciplines
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The authors of this book, who represent a broad range of scientific disciplines, discuss the issue of centralized versus decentralized control and regulation in the context of sustainable development. The stability and resilience of complex technical, economic, societal and political systems are commonly assumed to be highly dependent on the effectiveness of sophisticated, mainly centralized regulation and control systems and governance structures, respectively. In nature, however, life is mainly self-regulated by widespread, mainly DNA-encoded control mechanisms. The fact that life has endured for more than 2.4 billion years suggests that, for man-made systems, decentralized control concepts are superior to centralized ones. The authors discuss benefits and drawbacks of both approaches to achieving sustainability, providing valuable information for students and professional decision makers alike.

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Peter A. Wilderer, Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, GermanyMartin Grambow, Head of the Division on Water Management and Conservation of Soil, Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Munich, Germany

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Stability through Decentralization?
Book Subtitle
In Search for the Right Balance between Central and Decentral Solutions
Editors
  • Peter A. Wilderer
  • Martin Grambow
Series Title
Strategies for Sustainability
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24358-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24358-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24356-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79611-6
Series ISSN
2212-5450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 200
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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