Mixed Methods and Cross Disciplinary Research

Towards Cultivating Eco-systemic Living

  • Janet McIntyre-Mills
  • Norma R. A. Romm

Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Janet McIntyre-Mills
    Pages 59-126
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

  5. Social Economic and Environmental Challenges for Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Norma R. A. Romm, Janet McIntyre-Mills
      Pages 453-454
    3. Robert L. Flood
      Pages 455-459
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 461-464

About this book


This book uses mixed methods to extend the concept of “wellbeing stocks” to refer to dynamic ways of working with others. It addresses metaphors and praxis for weaving together strands of experience. The aim of the wellbeing stocks concept is to enable people to re-evaluate economics and to become more aware of the way in which we neglect social and environmental aspects of life. The pursuit of profit at the expense of people and the environment is a central problem for democracy and governance. The vulnerability of cities is a symptom of the lack of balance between individual and collective needs. This book explores the potential for cities, specifically in the regions of Indonesia, Africa, and Australia, to become more productive as sites for food and water security through more creative use of technology. It highlights the need for partners that see food and security feasible at the household level if supports are provided at the community, national and international level.  The book examines how these regions are affected by demographics, climate change and people movements, but also explores ways to establish an effective cultural ecosystem management. 


Wellbeing Stocks Mixed Methods Action Research Systemic Practice Social Justice Environmental Justice Mindful Decision Making Sustainable Development Sustainability Wellbeing Food Security Water Security Water Governance Cultural Ecosystem Management Wicked Problems

Editors and affiliations

  • Janet McIntyre-Mills
    • 1
  • Norma R. A. Romm
    • 2
  1. 1.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.DABE, Sunnyside CampusUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04992-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04993-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2846
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