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Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems

Design and Systems Perspectives

  • Amar KJR Nayak

Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Relationships

  3. Institutions

  4. Production: Sustainable Agricultural Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Amar K. J. R. Nayak, Tanmay Khuntia, Birendra Suna
      Pages 121-134
    3. Chandrakanta B. Prasan, Joshua N. Daniel
      Pages 135-143
    4. Surya Bhushan, Piyush Kumar Singh, Sridhar Telidevara, Santosh Kumar
      Pages 153-167
    5. Parashram J. Patil
      Pages 169-182

About this book


This book presents five critical dimensions on relationships, institutions, produc-
tion, organisation, and governance from design and systems perspectives for the
systematic transition of unstable and vulnerable communities across the world to
sustainable community systems.
• The first section discusses features of relationships and processes to deepen
cooperation and trust within a community.
• The second section examines institutions within and outside a district to
foster synergy across institutions within a district and to minimise negative
externalities on local communities within a district.
• The third section deals with food production systems that are nature-
friendly, resilient, efficient and sustainable.
• The fourth section discusses the design of producer organisations that can
graduate to become sustainable community enterprise systems.
• The fifth section focuses on community governance that can facilitate
decentralised, participatory, transparent and democratic local governance

This book
• offers a fresh perspective on design thinking for optimising internal design
• provides a systems perspective on building sustainable community systems
at the lowest governance unit in different countries, such as Ward/Gram
Panchayat/Panchayat Council/Gewong/Union Council/GN.
• gives insights into design & systems perspectives towards building
sustainable community systems within a district of any country across the


Sustainable Transition Sustainable Agricultural Systems Organisational Design Community Governance Sustainable Food Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Amar KJR Nayak
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor of Strategic Management, Xavier Institute of ManagementXavier University BhubaneswarBhubaneswarIndia

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