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Synchronous failure: the emerging causal architecture of global crisis

Homer-Dixon, Thomas; Walker, Brian; Biggs, Reinette; Crepin, Anne-Sophie; Folke, Carl; Lambin, Eric F; Peterson, Garry; Rockstrom, Johan; Scheffer, Marten; Steffen, Will; Troell, Max

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Recent global crises reveal an emerging pattern of causation that could increasingly characterize the birth and progress of future global crises. A conceptual framework identifies this pattern’s deep causes, intermediate processes, and ultimate outcomes. The framework shows how multiple stresses can interact within a single social-ecological system to cause a shift in that system’s behavior, how simultaneous shifts of this kind in several largely discrete social-ecological systems can interact...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98880
Source: Ecology and Society
DOI: 10.5751/ES-07681-200306

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