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Ecology, environmentalism and system theory

Chiara Certomà (Department of Economics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 July 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

To consider the links between ecology, environmentalism and system theory.

Design/methodology/approach

The concept of system and its philosophical implications are examined in relation to ecology and environmentalism.

Findings

That in human systems complexity is organised through forms of hierarchy, coevolution connected to the environment, emergency and information phenomena which transform disorder into order. Concludes that these traits have a deep impact on the system man – environment and offer opportunities for scientific research and social mobilisation to think and act in a broader context.

Originality/value

Political near scientific thought as presented encourage a rethinking or concepts such as resposibility limit, diversity when the future of the earth is deemed to be threatened.

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Citation

Certomà, C. (2006), "Ecology, environmentalism and system theory", Kybernetes, Vol. 35 No. 6, pp. 915-921. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920610662719

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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