Complexity and Resilience in the Social and Ecological Sciences

Authors: Flaherty, Eoin

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  • Discusses the nascent fields of Social-ecology, resilience and environmental sociology
  • Explores the inherent deficits in environmental research and knowledge and the need for an integrated theory of society and nature
  • Draws on economics, social theory and methodology, geography, sociology, environment studies, and encourages further multidisciplinary approaches to research
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This book introduces a new approach to environmental sociology, by integrating complexity-informed social science, Marxian ecological theory, and resilience-based human ecology. It argues that sociologists have largely ignored developments in ecology which move beyond functionalist approaches to systems analysis, and as a result, environmental sociology has failed to capitalise not only on the analytical promise of resilience ecology, but on complementary developments in complexity theory. By tracing the origins and discussing current developments in each of these areas, it offers several paths to interdisciplinary dialogue. Eoin Flaherty argues that complexity theory and Marxian ecology can enhance our understanding of the social aspect of social-ecological systems, whilst a resilience approach can sharpen the analytical power of environmental sociology. 

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Eoin Flaherty is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland. He studies patterns of inequality over time, and how they are formed, and maintained. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complexity and Resilience in the Social and Ecological Sciences
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54978-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54978-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54977-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 265
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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