Sunday, June 17, 2012

Unpacking the 'systems' in Earth Systems and social-ecological systems thinking

On Monday next I am a guest of the Stockholm Environment Institute where I will be presenting a BBL Seminar (brown bag lunch) entitled:  “'Earth System', 'Social-ecological system':  what is meant by 'system'?” at 12.15.  

For some time now I have been concerned about the lack of reflexivity in the use of the concept System and what this means for policy and praxis, particularly moves towards systemic governance. 

This is potentially a critique of a different kind to that delivered by Maarten Hajer recently (see from minute 53 on) and that discussed in this recent post from David Ing