Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Social-ecological memory as a source of general and specified resilience
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre. Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Number of Authors: 2
2014 (English)In: Ecology & society, ISSN 1708-3087, E-ISSN 1708-3087, Vol. 19, no 2, 47- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We explored why social-ecological memory (SEM) is a source of inertia and path dependence, as well as a source of renewal and reorganization in social-ecological systems (SESs). We have presented two case studies: the historical case of the Norse settlement on Greenland and an empirical case from contemporary southern Madagascar. The cases illustrate how SEM is linked to specific pathways of development and a particular set of natural resource management practices. We have shown that in each case, a broader diversity of SEM is present in the SESs, but not drawn upon. Instead, SEMs are part of what explains community coherence and the barriers to adoption of more diverse practices. We have elaborated on how specific SEMs are linked to specified resilience, and we have shown that this fits existing notions of resilience, robustness, inertia, and path dependence. We have proposed that to change the dynamics of development pathways that do not produce desired results, it is necessary for managers to shift from specific to general SEM, which would also mirror the shift from specified to general resilience. The challenge lies in the interplay between the specified and the general. In this critical work, it is important to recognize that the valued diversity of SEM necessary for general resilience might actually reside in a different community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 19, no 2, 47- p.
Keyword [en]
general and specified resilience, identity, pathway dependency, robustness, social-ecological memory
National Category
Ecology Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-106609DOI: 10.5751/ES-06167-190247ISI: 000338711600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-106609DiVA: diva2:737610
Note

AuthorCount:2;

Available from: 2014-08-13 Created: 2014-08-12 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nykvist, Björnvon Heland, Jacob
By organisation
Stockholm Resilience CentreStockholm Environment Institute
In the same journal
Ecology & society
EcologyEarth and Related Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 31 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf