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dc.contributor.authorKortetmäki, Teea
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-16T10:58:07Z
dc.date.available2017-11-16T10:58:07Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationKortetmäki, T. (2017). Applying the Capabilities Approach to Ecosystems : Resilience as Ecosystem Capability. <em>Environmental Ethics</em>, 39 (1), 41-58.
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_75714
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/55904
dc.description.abstractThe capabilities approach has attracted broad interest in environmental ethics. One very interesting application is the environmental or extended capabilities approach which promotes the notion of environmental capabilities that contribute to the flourishing of non-human beings and ecological systems. The approach however lacks any account of the capabilities of ecological systems. This essay applies the environmental capabilities approach at the ecosystem level and examines how the flourishing of an ecosystem can be understood in terms of capabilities. Ecosystem flourishing presumes the ability of a given system to maintain its characteristic functions, diversity and quality, and do so even in the face of various disturbances. Resilience can be understood as a central capability of ecosystems to maintain their characteristic functioning in disruptive circumstances, which is particularly important with regard to human-induced environmental changes. This argument evokes duties of ecological justice regarding ecosystems. The nature of these duties is considered and linked with a discussion on how the environmental capabilities approach can promote more holistic decision-making.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCenter for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnvironmental Ethics
dc.subject.otherekosysteemit
dc.subject.otherkestävä kehitys
dc.subject.otherympäristö
dc.subject.otherympäristöetiikka
dc.subject.otherecosystems
dc.subject.othercapabilities
dc.subject.otherenvironment
dc.subject.otherenvironmental ethics
dc.titleApplying the Capabilities Approach to Ecosystems : Resilience as Ecosystem Capability
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201711154256
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineFilosofia
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-11-15T10:15:08Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange41-58
dc.relation.issn0163-4275
dc.relation.volume39
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Kortetmäki & University of North Texas, 2017.
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