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    Interdisciplinarity, Ecology and Scientific Theory: The Case of Sustainable Urban Development.Karl Høyer & Petter Naess - 2008 - Journal of Critical Realism 7 (2):179-207.
    Interdisciplinarity has been a key term in the ecological debate ever since its advent in the early 1960s. The paper addresses these historical links and how the two terms ‘interdisciplinary’ and ‘ecology’ have influenced each other. The later concept ‘sustainable development’ is also truly interdisciplinary, including physical, biological, socio-economic and cultural, as well as normative, mechanisms, contexts and effects operating at scales ranging from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Policies to promote sustainable development need to be based on the type (...)
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    Unsustainable Growth, Unsustainable Capitalism.Petter Naess - 2006 - 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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    What Kinds of Traffic Forecasts Are Possible?Arvid Strand & Petter Naess - 2012 - 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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    Critical Realism and Housing Research. By Julie Lawson. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.Petter Naess - 2008 - Journal of Critical Realism 7 (1):154-160.
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