An event-based methodology for climate change and human–environment research

Exploring causal relations : the societal effects of climate change

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Dep. of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison Univ., Sackville, Canada
Dept. of Anthropology, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark
Waterworlds Research Centre, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark
Waterworlds Research Centre, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark

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Abductive causal eventism (ACE) is an analytical methodology based on a pragmatic view of research methods and explanation that places at the center of research inquiry the answering of why questions about events, including human actions or environmental changes of interest. ACE encourages an eclectic use of methods, models, and theoretical ideas. By not privileging particular theories or explanatory factors in advance, ACE enables researchers to interrogate the plausibility of different causal influences, including local environmental changes that may be related to much wider changes in climate. Likewise, behaviors or practices that may be of value in light of anticipated environmental changes can be studied without their presuming to be caused by these changes or by changes in climate per se. Research on coastal mangrove planting for storm protection in the Philippines and upland tree planting in St. Lucia are used to illustrate these arguments.

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Article de monographie

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Geografisk tidsskrift, issn : 1903-2471, 2012, vol. 112, n°. 2, p. 135-143, nombre de pages : 9, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

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Pays édition : Danemark, Kobenhavn, Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab

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