Dynamic Weaving Together Strands of Experience: Multiple Mixed Methods Approaches to Resilience and Regeneration Based on Intra-, Inter- and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches

  • Janet McIntyre-MillsEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


The collection of papers in this volume Mixed Methods and Cross-Disciplinary Research Towards Cultivating Eco-systemic Living and its companion volume Democracy and Governance for Resourcing the Commons: Theory and Practice on Rural-Urban Balance addresses health, development and social inclusion to enhance our understanding of how to manage complex needs based on mixed methods (Hesse-Biber, Qualitative approaches to mixed methods practice, 2010; Mertens et al., Indigenous pathways into social research, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, 2013; Mertens, Evaluation and Program Planning, 59, 102–108, 2016). It aims to critique governmentality (Foucault and Gordon, Power/knowledge, Harvester, Brighton, 1980) and the existing governance context for UN Sustainable Development Goals through exploring frontiers (Rose, Dislocating the frontier, 2005; Nussbaum, Frontiers of Justice, Harvard University Press, London, 2006), discourses (Bacchi, Analysing policy. What is the problem represented to be?, Pearson, New South Wales, 2009) and scenarios of different policy and practice. The links across greater equality and wellbeing and the prevention of global warming appear to involve ‘limiting consumerism’ and narrowing the gap in living standards between rich and poor (Wilkinson and Pickett, The spirit level, Allen Lane, London, 2009, 221). It is assumed that greater social and economic equality will provide the key to reducing the cultural pressure to consume at the expense of the majority in this generation and the next. In this chapter I offer some reflections on displacement and loss as experienced by first Indigenous nations in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Guam in order to compare and contrast the approaches to citizenship and identity and its implications for state sovereignty.


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