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Barriers and Bridges to the Renewal of Ecosystems and Institutions

Edited By: Lance H Gunderson, CS Hollings and Stephen S Light

526 pages, 57 illus

Columbia University Press

Hardback | May 1995 | #41648 | ISBN: 0231101023
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This study of how institutions learn and how ecosystems respond uses a synthesis of social science and ecological theory to explain the frustrating resistance of institutions to change and the sudden, spasmodic lurches of learning that can occur. Six case studies - from the Everglades to the Baltic - are included to test an emerging theory of complex adaptive systems that forms the basis for explaining the interrelated dynamics of ecosystems, institutions and society.

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Lance H. Gunderson, C. S. Holling, and Stephen S. Light

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