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Systemic transition

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Publication Details
Authors: Koistinen Katariina, Kuokkanen Anna, Mikkilä Mirja, Levänen Jarkko, Linnanen Lassi
Editors of book: Idowu, Samuel; Schmidpeter, Rene, Abreu, Rute; Capaldi, Nicholas; Del Baldo, Mara; Zu, Liangrong
Publishing place: Switzerland
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Management
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication

The term transition is widely applied in many scientific
disciplines spanning from social sciences (e.g. psychology) to natural sciences
(e.g. physics). In a literal sense, transition means going across and refers to
the process of change from one state to another. In
system studies, the concept, “transition
typically refers to radical, non-linear, and structural change in complex
adaptive systems, such as socio-technical or social-ecological systems. Bearing
this in mind, in the chapter, the term “change
is perceived as an overarching concept for all terms that describe something
that becomes different, such as transition or transformation. Adding to that,
the term “transition” refers to
socio-technical systems, whereas the term “transformation”
emphasizes socio-ecological systems. Moreover, this chapter takes up the idea
of “system” level as interchangeable
word to describe the “societal” or “macro” level of society. In addition,
terms “system” and “systemic” are used interchangeably in
the chapter.

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