Re-thinking the present: The role of a historical focus in climate change adaptation research

Re-thinking the present: The role of a historical focus in climate change adaptation research •We show how the past remains poorly integrated within climate adaptation research.•Historians remain wary of d$eterminism; other approaches can downplay human agency.•We suggest three areas for stronger engagement with history in adaptation, namely.•Particularizing adaptation, focus on path dependency, and second-order observation.•A stronger historical focus in adaptation may require a change in research culture. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Environmental Change Elsevier

Re-thinking the present: The role of a historical focus in climate change adaptation research

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0959-3780
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.12.003
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Abstract

•We show how the past remains poorly integrated within climate adaptation research.•Historians remain wary of d$eterminism; other approaches can downplay human agency.•We suggest three areas for stronger engagement with history in adaptation, namely.•Particularizing adaptation, focus on path dependency, and second-order observation.•A stronger historical focus in adaptation may require a change in research culture.

Journal

Global Environmental ChangeElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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