Tackling wicked problems : through the transdisciplinary imagination / edited by Valerie A. Brown, John A. Harris and Jacqueline Y. Russell. - London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010. - xx, 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I: The Ideas
1. Towards a Just and Sustainable Future
2. Beyond Disciplinary Confinement to Imaginative Transdisciplinarity
3. A Philosophical Framework for an Open and Critical Transdisciplinary Inquiry
4. Collective Inquiry and Its Wicked Problems
5. Ignorance and Uncertainty
Part II: The Practice
6. Conducting an Imaginative Transdisciplinary Inquiry
7. Specialized Inquiry
7a 'Now I'm Not an Expert in Anything': challenges in undertaking transdisciplinary inquiries across the social and biophysical sciences
7b Global Inequalities in Research: a transdisciplinary exploration of causes and consequences
7c Applying Specialized Knowledge
8. Community-based Inquiry
8a Inclusive Governance for Sustainability
8b Fences and Windows: using visual methods to explore conflicts in land and seascape management
8c Calculating Community Risk: a transdisciplinary inquiry into contemporary understanding of risk
9. Organisational Inquiry
9a Embedded Scales: interdisclipinary and institutional issues
9b Adaptiveness and Openness in ecosystem management: an exemplary sensitivity
9c Truth, Knowledge and Data: a study of truth-building in organizational change
10. Individual-focused Inquiry
10a Making Their Way: releasing the potential of environmental studies graduates
10b White Skin, Black Masks: a personal narrative on benevolent racism
10c Exploring the Doctoral Interface
11. Holistic Inquiry
11a Designerly Ways of Knowing: what does design have to offer?
11b Rethinking Change
11c All Knowledge Is Indigenous
Part III: The Future
12. Human Ecology and Open Transdisciplinary Inquiry
13. Can There Be a Community of Practice?

9781844079254 (pbk.)


Interdisciplinary research.
Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge.
Social problems--Environmental aspects.

507.2 BRO / 000700
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