Strategies for Studying Causation in Complex Ecological-Political Systems

2017-10-31T13:50:31-04:00March 21st, 1996|Academic, Complexity, Complexity Science, Conflict, Environment and Energy, Environmental Scarcity and Violent Conflict|

This paper shows that some commonly advocated methodological principles of modern political science are inappropriate for the study of complex ecological-political systems. It also provides conceptual tools for thinking about the causal roles of environmental and demographic factors, and it discusses various strategies for hypothesis and inference testing.