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Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement

Peter J. Taylor


Ambitiously identifying fresh issues in the study of complex systems, this book, in a model of interdisciplinary exploration, makes these concerns accessible to scholars in the fields of ecology, environmental science, and science studies. It explores concepts used to deal with complexity in three realms: ecology and socio-environmental change; the collective constitution of knowledge; and the interpretations of science as they influence subsequent research. For each realm, the author shows that unruly complexity—situations that lack definite boundaries, where what goes on “outside” continuall ... More

Keywords: interdisciplinary exploration, complexity, ecology, environmental science, science studies, boundaries, Australia, North America, Africa, complex systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226790350
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226790398.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Taylor, author