The science of natural systems and the emerging science of service systems both have foundations in the systems sciences. The two bodies of knowledge can be brought together for mutual edification.
The natural sciences contribute perspectives of (i) adaptive cycles, (ii) panarchy, (iii) supply-side sustainability and (iv) polycentric relations. The science of service systems contributes perspectives of (i) the service economy, (ii) coproducing outcomes and cocreating value, (iii) language action, and (iv) situational negotiation and predetermined legal codes and rules.
These foundations can be surfaced to more explicitly encourage cross-appropriate of ideas towards an interest of a broader view of multi-scale sustainability in social-ecological systems.
Keywords: service systems, natural systems, social-ecological systems, systems sciences, panarchy, language action, sustainability
David Ing, "Natural systems, service systems: Scientific perspectives on redesigning social-ecological systems ", Resilience 2011, Arizona State University, March 14, 2011.
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