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Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research

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ISBN-10: 1402066988

ISBN-13: 9781402066986

Edition: 2008

Authors: Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn, Holger Hoffmann-Riem, Susette Biber-Klemm, Walter Grossenbacher-Mansuy, Dominique Joye

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Transdisciplinary research (TR) is an emerging field of research in the knowledge society. It relates science and policy in addressing issues such as: global and local environmental concerns migration new technologies public health socio-cultural change This handbook provides, for the first time, a structured overview of the manifold experiences gained in these fields. Twenty-one projects from all over the world present their research approaches, structured along the three phases of a TR project: problem structuring problem investigation bringing results to fruition Referring to these projects, cross-cutting challenges of TR are discussed, such as: integration participation values and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 1/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Idea of the Handbook
The Emergence of Transdisciplinarity as a Form of Research
Problem Identification and Problem Structuring
From Local Projects in the Alps to Global Change Programmes in the Mountains of the World: Milestones in Transdisciplinary Research
Sustainable River Basin Management in Kenya: Balancing Needs and Requirements
Designing the Urban: Linking Physiology and Morphology
CITY:mobil: A Model for Integration in Sustainability Research
Shepherds, Sheep and Forest Fires: A Reconception of Grazingland Management
Fischnetz: Involving Anglers, Authorities, Scientists and the Chemical Industry to Understand Declining Fish Yields
Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies: Bridging Gaps Through Constructive Technology Assessment
Chimeras and Other Human-Animal Mixtures in Relation to the Swiss Constitution: A Case for Regulatory Action
Problem Analysis
The Development of Multilateral Environmental Agreements on Toxic Chemicals: Integrating the Work of Scientists and Policy Makers
Climate Protection vs. Economic Growth as a False Trade Off: Restructuring Global Warming Mitigation
Policy Analysis and Design in Local Public Management: A System Dynamics Approach
Constructing Regional Development Strategies: A Case Study Approach for Integrated Planning and Synthesis
Evaluating Landscape Governance: A Tool for Legal-Ecological Assessments
Children and Divorce: Investigating Current Legal Practices and their Impact on Family Transitions
Bringing Results to Fruition
Towards Integrated and Adapted Health Services for Nomadic Pastoralists and their Animals: A North-South Partnership
Sustainable Prevention of Water Associated Infection Risks: An Awareness Campaign Using Visual Media
Behavioural Sciences in the Health Field: Integrating Natural and Social Sciences
Sustainable Coexistence of Ungulates and Trees: A Stakeholder Platform for Resource Use Negotiations
Retrofitting Postwar Suburbs: A Collaborative Design Process
Cross-cutting Issues
Values and Uncertainties
Learning from Case Studies
Summary and Outlook
Core Terms in Transdisciplinary Research
Enhancing Transdisciplinary Research: A Synthesis in Fifteen Propositions