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  1. Arvid Strand & Petter Naess (2012). What Kinds of Traffic Forecasts Are Possible? Journal of Critical Realism 11 (3):277-295.
    Based on metatheoretical considerations, this article discusses what kinds of traffic forecasts are possible and what kinds are impossible to make with any reasonable degree of accuracy. It will be argued on ontological and epistemological grounds that it is inherently impossible to make exact predictions about the magnitude of the ‘general’ traffic growth 20–30 years ahead, since many of the influencing factors depend on inherently unpredictable geopolitical trajectories as well as contested political decision-making. Due to the context-dependency of each particular (...)
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  2. Petter Naess (2011). Unsustainable Growth, Unsustainable Capitalism. Journal of Critical Realism 5 (2):197-227.
    This article argues that there is a fundamental contradiction between a profit-oriented economic system and long-term environmental sustainability. The `solutions' that are proposed by mainstream environmental economists as well as their `ecological economy' colleagues do not solve the central problems, but serve to further highlight the difficulties of changing capitalism towards sustainability. In a profit-oriented economy, capital accumulation is a prime driving force, and non-growth for the economy at large tends to result in serious economic and social crises. On the (...)
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  3. Karl Georg Høyer & Petter Naess (2008). Interdisciplinarity, Ecology and Scientific Theory: The Case of Sustainable Urban Development. Journal of Critical Realism 7 (2):179-207.
  4. Petter Naess (2008). Critical Realism and Housing Research. By Julie Lawson. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. Journal of Critical Realism 7 (1):154-160.
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