publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

Negotiated complexity in ecostystem services science and policy making

Keune, Hans; Dendoncker, Nicolas;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract: Its a long way from scientific knowledge to concrete policy action. Along the way many decisions have to be made. A lot of these decisions relate to setting priorities. With regard to policy uptake of scientific knowledge on ecosystem services, the need for an integrated decision-making framework is crucial. Framing complexity is a crucial aspect of any ecosystem services approach: How do we deal with ecological and social complexity? The complexity to be taken into account and the approach for dealing with that complexity are part of context-specific negotiation among actors involved in the process of investigation and interpretation, and as such beco...
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