Most approaches to sustainability are rooted in general system thinking. In this framework, linkage patterns are key factors for understanding the dynamics of the systems and whose knowledge is fundamental to search for trajectories that guide our society toward greater sustainability. Nevertheless, multiple linkages do not merely transmit impacts and allow greatly separated components to communicate. They also allow opposites to manifest in their dynamic consequences, and they become the locus for explanation of the whole-and-part relationship. I show here, by using Levins’ loop analysis, that these dialectical attributes emerge in the context of sustainability and that they can bring about practical implications.

The dialectics of sustainability / Bodini, A.. - STAMPA. - (2018), pp. 10-20.

The dialectics of sustainability

Bodini A.
Writing – Review & Editing
2018

Abstract

Most approaches to sustainability are rooted in general system thinking. In this framework, linkage patterns are key factors for understanding the dynamics of the systems and whose knowledge is fundamental to search for trajectories that guide our society toward greater sustainability. Nevertheless, multiple linkages do not merely transmit impacts and allow greatly separated components to communicate. They also allow opposites to manifest in their dynamic consequences, and they become the locus for explanation of the whole-and-part relationship. I show here, by using Levins’ loop analysis, that these dialectical attributes emerge in the context of sustainability and that they can bring about practical implications.
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The dialectics of sustainability / Bodini, A.. - STAMPA. - (2018), pp. 10-20.
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