Self-organisation and climate change: the neglected dimension of collective social transformation

Rob Atkinson, Justin Beaumont, Mustafa Hasanov, Eberhard Rothfuß, Ian Smith

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    In the paper we argue that self-organisation is a key element in a non-linear planning process based on collective intentionality and mediated, dynamic micro-level interactions with structural forces that operates as a potential driver for societal transformation. We contend that prioritising governments or markets alone has not, to date, led to significant changes in adaptation to climate change and that the role(s) of local forms of self-organisation have been neglected. The key argument of the paper is that a focus on the role of grassroots or community-led action opens up an approach in which politics, uneven development and progressive agendas for climate change adaptation can develop and be taken into account.
    Originele taal-2English
    StatusIn preparation - 2016

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