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Coviability of social and ecological systems: reconnecting mankind to the biosphere in an era of global change. Vol. 2: Coviability questioned by a diversity of situations

Barrière O. (ed.), Behnassi M. (ed.), David G. (ed.), Douzal V. (ed.), Fargette M. (ed.), Libourel T. (ed.), Loireau M. (ed.), Pascal L. (ed.), Prost C. (ed.), Morand S. (ed.). 2019. Cham : Springer, 381 p..

This second volume is the work of more than 55 authors from 15 different disciplines and includes complex systems science which studies the viability of components, and also the study of empirical situations. As readers will discover, the coviability of social and ecological systems is based on the contradiction between humanity, which adopts finalized objectives, and the biosphere, which refers to a ecological functions. We see how concrete situations shed light on the coviability's determinants, and in this book the very nature of the coviability, presented as a concept-paradigm, is defined in a transversal and ontological ways. By adopting a systemic approach, without advocating any economic dogma (such as development) or dichotomizing between humans and nature, while emphasizing what is relevant to humans and what is not, this work neutrally contextualizes man's place in the biosphere. It offers a new mode of thinking and positioning of the ecological imperative, and will appeal to all those working with social and ecological systems.

Mots-clés : gestion des ressources naturelles; déboisement; utilisation des terres; changement climatique; impact sur l'environnement; développement durable; politique de développement; biodiversité

Thématique : Conservation de la nature et ressources foncières; Economie et politique du développement; Météorologie et climatologie; Sociologie rurale et sécurité sociale; Economie et politique foncières

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