The Green Economy : Pragmatism or Revolution? Perceptions of Young Researchers on Social Ecological Transformation

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D'Amato , D , Droste , N , Chan , S & Hofer , A 2017 , ' The Green Economy : Pragmatism or Revolution? Perceptions of Young Researchers on Social Ecological Transformation ' , Environmental Values , vol. 26 , no. 4 , pp. 413-435 . https://doi.org/10.3197/096327117X14976900137331

Title: The Green Economy : Pragmatism or Revolution? Perceptions of Young Researchers on Social Ecological Transformation
Author: D'Amato, Dalia; Droste, Nils; Chan, Sander; Hofer, Anton
Contributor organization: Department of Forest Sciences
Forest Bioeconomy, Business and Sustainability
Forest Economics, Business and Society
Date: 2017-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 23
Belongs to series: Environmental Values
ISSN: 0963-2719
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3197/096327117X14976900137331
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313182
Abstract: The Green Economy is a strategic development concept of the United Nations incorporating a broad array of potential meanings and implications. It is subject to academic conceptualisation, operationalisation, reflection and criticism. The aim of our paper is to conceptualise a subset of the multi-faceted and at times polarised debate around the implications and applications of the Green Economy concept, and to provide reflective grounds for approaches towards the concept. By using qualitative content analysis and a participatory approach, we investigate perceptions of young researchers from various disciplines working on issues related to the Green Economy. The spectrum of disparate perceptions observed among the respondents is accommodated within a two-dimensional model. The dimensions are 1) the degree and nature of desired societal change in relation to the current economic model and set of institutions; and 2) the role of research in delivering such change. We discuss the model in light of the existing literature.
Subject: 4112 Forestry
511 Economics
1172 Environmental sciences
Green economy
pragmatism
radicalism
value pluralism
social ecological transformation
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
PLURALISM
CONSERVATION
BIODIVERSITY
ENVIRONMENT
SYSTEMS
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion
Funder: Academy of Finland
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