Social-Ecological Transformation

Reconnecting Society and Nature

Authors: Bruckmeier, Karl

    • Presents a new social-ecological theory to create a new interdisciplinary approach to environmental problems.
    • Offers a coherent way to reconnect nature and society
    • Draws on economics, politics, policy, geography, sociology, science and technology, environment studies
    • An invaluable reference for advanced undergraduates and researchers within sociology, geography, politics and environment studies
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This book advances a social-ecological theory to reconnect nature and society through sustainable transformation of interacting social and ecological systems. Social ecology develops as an interdisciplinary science by using knowledge from the social sciences, especially sociology and economics, and from natural-scientific ecology. Knowledge integration across the boundaries of social and natural sciences is not widespread, blocked by the specialisation of theories and their competing forms of explanation and interpretation. Chapters in this book describe a new social-ecological theory that connects concepts and theories from both sides to create a new interdisciplinary theory. Inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge synthesis creates possibilities to analyse global environmental problems more systematically by integrating specialized research on environmental problems. The author uses social-ecological theory to analyse and explain problems and processes of global change in modern society such as climate change and adaptation to it, ecosystem change, and transformation of the industrial energy regime , finally offering pathways of transformation to a future sustainable society.

About the authors

Karl Bruckmeier is Professor in the Department of Sociology, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Formerly he was Professor in Human Ecology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Developing Social-Ecological Concepts and Theories

    Bruckmeier, Karl

    Pages 1-13

  • Interaction of Society and Nature in Sociology

    Bruckmeier, Karl

    Pages 15-68

  • Interaction of Nature and Society in Ecology

    Bruckmeier, Karl

    Pages 69-124

  • Sustainability in Social-Ecological Perspective

    Bruckmeier, Karl

    Pages 125-182

  • Social-Ecological Systems and Ecosystem Services

    Bruckmeier, Karl

    Pages 183-234

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eBook £51.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43827-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social-Ecological Transformation
Book Subtitle
Reconnecting Society and Nature
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43828-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-43828-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43827-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 406
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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