|Title (Primary)||Relating the philosophy and practice of ecological economics. The role of concepts, models, and case studies in inter and transdisciplinary sustainability research|
|Author||Baumgärtner, S.; Becker, C.; Frank, K.; Müller, B.; Quaas, M.|
|Abstract||We develop a comprehensive multi-level approach to ecological economics (CML-approach) which integrates philosophical considerations on the foundations of ecological economics with an adequate operationalization. We argue that the subject matter and aims of ecological economics require a specific combination of inter- and transdisciplinary research, and discuss the epistemological position on which this approach is based. In accordance with this understanding of inter- and transdisciplinarity and the underlying epistemological position, we develop an operationalization which comprises simultaneous analysis on three levels of abstraction: concepts, models and case studies. We explain these levels in detail, and, in particular, deduce our way of generic modeling in this context. Finally, we illustrate the CML-approach and demonstrate its fruitfulness by the example of the sustainable management of semi-arid rangelands.|
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=775|
|Baumgärtner, S., Becker, C., Frank, K., Müller, B., Quaas, M. (2008):
Relating the philosophy and practice of ecological economics. The role of concepts, models, and case studies in inter and transdisciplinary sustainability research
UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, 21 pp.