Research News > Adaptive Governance through the lens of Panarchy

In the Journal of Environmental Management, Brian Chaffin & Lance Gunderson extend the theoretical foundation of adaptive governance with nested adaptive cycles and a focus on cross-scale interactions.

Emergence, institutionalization and renewal: Rhythms of adaptive governance in complex social-ecological systems by Chaffin & Gunderson looks to panarchy theory and the importance of cross-scale interactions for moving toward adaptive governance in complex social-ecological systems.

A case study from the Klamath River Basin, USA and insights from earlier research in the Kristianstads Vattenrike region of Sweden and Great Barrier Reef further illustrate the important role of connections across scales.

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Full citation:

Chaffin, B.C. and L.H. Gunderson. 2016. Emergence, institutionalization and renewal: Rhythms of adaptive governance in complex social-ecological systems. Journal of Environmental Management 165: 81-87.

Link to article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479715302553