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Integrated Assessment for Sustainable Choices
Journal Title: SCIENZE REGIONALI  
Author/s: Girard Luigi Fusco, Maria Cerreta, Pasquale De Toro 
Year:  2014 Issue: 1 Suppl. Language: Italian 
Pages:  31 Pg. 111-141 FullText PDF:  9194 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2014-S01006
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The paper explores how "integrated assessment" can represent a specific multimethodological framework that can include the cognitive skills and habits of the stakeholders and experts involved in mutual, joint, and dynamic learning processes, where interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity are an essential element. The paper selects three case studies, and analyses how assessment can be a tool for building dialogue and interaction among different types of expertise that can support these learning processes, knowledge management, and the construction of shared choices, thereby creating a network of relationship among technical, social and political assessments, and referring to complex values that are constitutive of conflicting and changing realities.
Keywords: Complex social value, decision support systems, integrated assessment.
Jel Code: D81, Q51

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Girard Luigi Fusco, Maria Cerreta, Pasquale De Toro, in "SCIENZE REGIONALI " 1 Suppl./2014, pp. 111-141, DOI:10.3280/SCRE2014-S01006

   

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