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The Role of Institutions, Actors and Social Networks in Societal Change

  • Claudia Pahl-WostlEmail author
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Part of the Water Governance - Concepts, Methods, and Practice book series (WGCMP)

Abstract

In Chapter  3, I defined adaptive capacity as the ability of a governance system to alter processes and to adapt its structural elements in response to current or anticipated changes in the social or natural environment. Transformative capacity was defined as the ability of a governance system to first adapt and if required transform structural elements in response to current or anticipated changes in the social or natural environment.

Keywords

Mental Model Social Learning Institutional Change Governance System Water Governance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Environmental Systems ResearchUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany

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