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When is it coevolution?

2007, ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.12.016 - número/volum 62 - ISSN: 0921-8009 - Pàgines 1-6 - DOI null

Autors de l'ICTA:
Giorgos Kallis

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Kallis G (Kallis, Giorgos)

This paper evaluates the differences between Norgaard's and Winder et al.'s approach to socio–environmental coevolution. Winder et al. emphasize the evolutionary dynamics of coevolutionary change. These were omnipresent in Norgaard's work but they have not been adequately explored by other ecological economists. I argue that Winder et al.'s definition of coevolution is in essence the same as Norgaard's and that their real differences are, how they see coevolution applied and how far they are willing to draw a priori a line between evolutionary and non-evolutionary socio–environmental dynamics. My thesis is that at this stage a more open approach to evolutionary dynamics and coevolution a la Norgaard is a wiser strategy than Winder et al.'s narrower approach.

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