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Towards Integrating Political Ecology into Resilience-Based Management

Amy Quandt;
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  • Published: 26 Oct 2016 Journal: Resources (issn: 2079-9276, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
One of the biggest challenges faced today is how to sustainably manage social-ecological systems for both ecological conservation and human wellbeing. This paper explores two approaches to understanding such systems: resilience thinking and political ecology. Resilience thinking is a framework that emerged over the last 40 years as a management strategy for social-ecological systems, and a resilient social-ecological system is capable of absorbing disturbances and still retaining its basic function and structure. Political ecology is derived from cultural ecology and political economy and aims to critically examine how human-environment interactions are linked t...
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free text keywords: political ecology, resilience thinking, natural resources, resource management, environmental conservation, Science, Q, Applied ecology, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Cultural ecology, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sustainability, Systems ecology, Economics, Environmental social science, Politics
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publication . Article . 2016

Towards Integrating Political Ecology into Resilience-Based Management

Amy Quandt;