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dc.contributor.authorKlein, Jørgen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-26T09:05:55Z
dc.date.available2015-06-26T09:05:55Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationKlein, Jørgen (2002): Social Constructivism and Environmental Problems – Epistemological Challenges. Nordisk Samhällsgeografisk Tidskrift, 33, 3-24.nb_NO
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/285770
dc.descriptionThis article was originally published in Nordisk samhällsgeografisk tidskrift, ISSN 0282-4329.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractDuring the past decade social constructivist approaches to the environment have gained increasing strength within geography and the social sciences. This has raised the ultimate question; is it possible to apply a social constructivist approach to environmental problems, and yet still underpin this with a biophysically accurate perspective of environmental processes? This article revolves around this question and tries to develop an epistemological framework for approaches that seek to blend researchon the social construction of environmental change with attempts to understand the nature of ‘real’ environmental changes. With the political ecology approach as a point of departure the article examines various forms of social constructivism, from weak to strong ones. Further it is suggested that the two theoretical thrusts of critical realism and environmental pragmatism have something to offer in this respect, as both incorporate a certain aspect of social constructivism but reject strong forms of relativism.nb_NO
dc.language.isoengnb_NO
dc.relation.ispartofseries;33
dc.subjectenvironmental problemsnb_NO
dc.titleSocial Constructivism and Environmental Problems -Epistemological challengesnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.pagenumber3-24nb_NO
dc.source.journalNordisk samhällsgeografisk tidskriftnb_NO
dc.source.issue33nb_NO


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