OBERLACK, Christoph, Diana SIETZ, Elisabeth Bürgi BONANOMI, Ariane de BREMOND, Jampel DELL'ANGELO, Klaus EISENACK, Erle C ELLIS, Graham EPSTEIN, Markus GIGER, Andreas HEINIMANN, Christian KIMMICH, Marcel TJ KOK, David MANUEL-NAVARRETE, Peter MESSERLI, Patrick MEYFROIDT, Tomáš VÁCLAVÍK and Sergio VILLAMAYOR-TOMAS. Archetype analysis in sustainability research : meanings, motivations, and evidence-based policy making. Ecology and Society. Wolfville: Resilience Alliance, 2019, vol. 24, No 2, p. 1-19. ISSN 1708-3087. doi:10.5751/ES-10747-240226.
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Original name Archetype analysis in sustainability research : meanings, motivations, and evidence-based policy making
Authors OBERLACK, Christoph (756 Switzerland), Diana SIETZ (276 Germany), Elisabeth Bürgi BONANOMI (756 Switzerland), Ariane de BREMOND (756 Switzerland), Jampel DELL'ANGELO (528 Netherlands), Klaus EISENACK (276 Germany), Erle C ELLIS (840 United States of America), Graham EPSTEIN (124 Canada), Markus GIGER (756 Switzerland), Andreas HEINIMANN (756 Switzerland), Christian KIMMICH (276 Germany, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Marcel TJ KOK (528 Netherlands), David MANUEL-NAVARRETE (840 United States of America), Peter MESSERLI (756 Switzerland), Patrick MEYFROIDT (56 Belgium), Tomáš VÁCLAVÍK (203 Czech Republic) and Sergio VILLAMAYOR-TOMAS (724 Spain).
Edition Ecology and Society, Wolfville, Resilience Alliance, 2019, 1708-3087.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50704 Environmental sciences
Country of publisher Canada
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
WWW článek - open access
Impact factor Impact factor: 3.890
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/19:00111513
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-10747-240226
UT WoS 000482712400008
Keywords in English archetype; land systems; social-ecological system; sustainability; vulnerability
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Archetypes are increasingly used as a methodological approach to understand recurrent patterns in variables and processes that shape the sustainability of social-ecological systems. The rapid growth and diversification of archetype analyses has generated variations, inconsistencies, and confusion about the meanings, potential, and limitations of archetypes. Based on a systematic review, a survey, and a workshop series, we provide a consolidated perspective on the core features and diverse meanings of archetype analysis in sustainability research, the motivations behind it, and its policy relevance. We identify three core features of archetype analysis: recurrent patterns, multiple models, and intermediate abstraction. Two gradients help to apprehend the variety of meanings of archetype analysis that sustainability researchers have developed: (1) understanding archetypes as building blocks or as case typologies and (2) using archetypes for pattern recognition, diagnosis, or scenario development. We demonstrate how archetype analysis has been used to synthesize results from case studies, bridge the gap between global narratives and local realities, foster methodological interplay, and transfer knowledge about sustainability strategies across cases. We also critically examine the potential and limitations of archetype analysis in supporting evidence-based policy making through context-sensitive generalizations with case-level empirical validity. Finally, we identify future priorities, with a view to leveraging the full potential of archetype analysis for supporting sustainable development.
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