Societal Drivers of Food and Water Systems 2: Applying Plural Rationality to Some Wicked Problems

Beck MB, Gyawali D, & Thompson M (2018). Societal Drivers of Food and Water Systems 2: Applying Plural Rationality to Some Wicked Problems. In: The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society. Eds. Allan, T., Bromwich, B., Colman, A. & Keulertz, M., Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-066979-9 DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190669799.013.62.

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Abstract

The theory of plural rationality has a fourfold typology: four styles in which households and societies consume food and water; four basic ways of understanding the world and acting in it; four ways of living with one another and with nature; and, as now argued, four contending schools of engineering thought. Our argument is illustrated with two case studies: one where water is the core resource, as in irrigation for rural agricultural production in Nepal; the other where what has been entrained in the water as a result of the urban metabolism—the nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon nutrient resources—is key, here to the prospect of achieving a circular urban economy (in cities such as London).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: circular economy, global material cycles, irrigation, London, Nepal, nexus governance, resource recovery, urban metabolism
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 14:01
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 14:01
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/15706

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