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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Resources|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
- Regime shift
- Skiba indifference thresholds
- Social-ecological system