Climate Change: A Complex Societal Process; Analysing a Problem according to the Compram Methodology

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By Dorien DeTombe


Abstract

In this article some issues about the theory of societal complexity are explained: what are complex societal problems and how should these be handled. The problem of climate change is used as an illustration. The Compram methodology is a methodology based on the theory of societal complexity that gives guidelines to handle real life complex societal problems such as climate change. Handling according to the Compram methodology supports defining and changing a complex societal problem in a sustainable way. In this article the focus of the methodology is on the relation between the steps in the Compram methodology and the problem-handling phases.

Keywords: theory of societal complexity, Compram methodology, climate change.


Link to article: http://ifors.org/developing_countries/downloads/aug26_2011/DeTombeclimatetransfinaldec2008.pdf