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Overcoming the tragedy of super wicked problems: constraining our future selves to ameliorate global climate change

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  • Kelly Levin

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  • Benjamin Cashore

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  • Steven Bernstein

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  • Graeme Auld

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Policy Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 45 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 123-152

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:policy:v:45:y:2012:i:2:p:123-152

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    Keywords: Wicked problems; Super wicked problems; Climate change; Policy analysis; Environmental governance; Path dependency;

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    3. Bos, Jacqueline M. & Blok, Vincent & Tulder, Rob van, 2013. "From Confrontation to Partnerships: The Role of a Dutch Non-Governmental Organization in Co-Creating a Market to Address the Issue of Animal Welfare," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 16(A).
    4. Frédéric Varone & Stéphane Nahrath & David Aubin & Jean-David Gerber, 2013. "Functional regulatory spaces," Policy Sciences, Springer, vol. 46(4), pages 311-333, December.
    5. Hermine Mitter & Mathias Kirchner & Erwin Schmid & Martin Schönhart, 2013. "Knowledge integration of stakeholders into bio-physical process modelling for regional vulnerability assessment," Working Papers 542013, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

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