Chapter 3

Systemic SustainabilityAnalysis and Prospective

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INTRODUCTION

In the previous two chapters, we explored some of the recent developments in terms of putting sustainable development (SD) into practice. Some of the issues that arose out of this were discussed, particularly those that surrounded the creation and application of indicators as a tool. We also described how in our previous book we developed a method called systemic sustainability analysis (SSA), founded on the soft systems methodology (SSM), which can be used to help develop indicators in a participative mode. In this chapter, the practical application of SSA is set out and explained. ...

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