Learning about transdisciplinarity: Where are we? Where have we been? Where should we go?

  • Roland W. Scholz
  • David Marks
Part of the Schwerpunktprogramm Umwelt / Programme Prioritaire Environnement / Priority Programme Environment book series (SPP)

Abstract

Scholz, a social scientist and decision theorist interested in theoretical basics, and Marks, a systems engineer with experience in real-world problem solving, offer insights on the epistemology, methodology, organization, societal and professional-practice dimensions of transdisciplinarity. Transdisciplinarity represents a move from science on/about society towards science for/with society. Their detailed recommendations include more work on theory, standards of quality, and creating strong institutional frameworks.

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© Springer Basel AG 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland W. Scholz
    • 1
  • David Marks
    • 2
  1. 1.ETHZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Center for Environmental Initiatives and Coordinator for Global SustainabilityMITCambridgeUSA

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