Interdisciplinary research and knowledge creation

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This chapter focuses on interdisciplinary research and combinations of academic research and other forms of knowledge creation. The recognition that the Anthropocene confronts humanity with unprecedented ecological and socioecological challenges has questioned several taken-for-granted viewpoints in science and academic scholarship and initiated a multifaceted endeavor to understand and find solutions to new and wicked problems. One reaction has been a call for increased interdisciplinarity. The chapter starts by presenting the background for this call and continues by defining interdisciplinarity and by highlighting some of the barriers to implementing the concept. Focusing on ecological and socioecological challenges, the chapter outlines some aspects of the history of interdisciplinarity within the natural and social sciences and the humanities, to consider how each of these has adapted to the call. Looking across these areas, it reflects on possible pathways to lead science and academic scholarship forwards. The chapter concludes with some examples of multi-actor and participatory action research funded by the EU. These examples cover the areas “urban circularity,” “agroecological food systems,” and “nature-based solutions.”
TitelInterdisciplinary Perspectives on Socioecological Challenges : Sustainable Transformations Globally and in the EU
RedaktørerAnders Siig Andersen, Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen, Thomas Budde Christensen, Lars Hulgaard
Antal sider34
UdgivelsesstedLondon New York
Publikationsdato7 apr. 2023
ISBN (Trykt)9781032334387, 9781032334370
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781003319672
StatusUdgivet - 7 apr. 2023
NavnRoutledge Studies in Sustainable Development

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