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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Scale, causality, complexity and emergence : rethinking scale's ontological significance

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHAPURA M. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

Scale remains a pivotal and contentious concept in geography. The A. surveys the discussions engaged in by critical geographers regarding the theoretical status of scale. Drawing from complex systems theory, the A. argues that scale should be understood as an ontological category essential to understanding causality. Research on the relationship between university-based poultry scientists and the poultry industry illustrates the explanatory potential of poly-scalar analysis

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no4 [pp. 462-474]

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3702

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2009.00356.x

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