Reconceptualizing Systemic Change, Using An Ecosystem Approach from Process-function Ecology – Vasishth (2015)

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Ashwani Vasishth, Ramapo College

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Abstract

We care about systemic change because truly complex socio-ecological systems are often intractable to the imposition of intentional change. This intractability derives in large part from certain intrinsic properties of complex systems, namely their nested and scale hierarchic structure and the fact that they are comprised, essentially, of processes and functions rather than objects and entities (vasishth 2008). As such, they are harder to “move,” given that they are not things to be pulled or pushed,

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