Regime Shifts and Management

A. S. Crépin, R. Oonsie Biggs, S. Polasky, M. Troell, A. de Zeeuw

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Abstract

Regime shifts are large, long-lasting changes in the structure and functioning of a system. Empirical and theoretical evidence suggest that the impacts of regime shifts on human well-being can be substantial. This motivates developing a battery of policy and management tools for dealing with regime shifts. A whole range of factors impact what strategy to choose and depending on which of them that dominates, it may be best to either prevent a regime shift or actively transform into a new regime. Relevant factors to consider in the strategy choice would be, for example, the social costs and benefits of different strategies and of transitions between regimes, the risk of a regime shift, and people's preferences with regard to how they value future options. Each strategy can be implemented in different ways, which are also discussed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResources
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages339-348
Number of pages10
Volume2-3
ISBN (Electronic)9780123750679
ISBN (Print)9780080964522
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Hysteresis
  • Management
  • Regime shift
  • Skiba indifference thresholds
  • Social-ecological system
  • Threshold

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