Avenues of archetype analysis: roots, achievements, and next steps in sustainability research

Eisenack, Klaus; Oberlack, Christoph; Sietz, Diana (2021). Avenues of archetype analysis: roots, achievements, and next steps in sustainability research. Ecology and Society, 26(2) Resilience Alliance Publications 10.5751/ES-12484-260231

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Recent years have seen a proliferation of studies that use archetype analysis to better understand and to foster transitions toward sustainability. This growing literature reveals a common methodological ground, as well as a variety of perspectives and practices. In this paper, we provide an historical overview of the roots of archetype analysis from ancient philosophy to recent sustainability science. We thereby derive core features of the archetype approach, which we frame by eight propositions. We then introduce the Special Feature, “Archetype Analysis in Sustainability Research,” which offers a consolidated understanding of the approach, a portfolio of methods, and quality criteria, as well as cutting-edge applications. By reflecting on the Special Feature’s empirical and methodological contributions, we hope that the showcased advances, exemplary applications, and conceptual clarifications will help to design future research that contributes to collaborative learning on archetypical patterns leading toward sustainability. The paper concludes with an outlook highlighting central directions for the next wave of archetype analyses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Political urbanism and sutainable spatial development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Oberlack, Christoph

ISSN:

1708-3087

Publisher:

Resilience Alliance Publications

Projects:

[805] Sustainability Governance

Language:

English

Submitter:

Melchior Peter Nussbaumer

Date Deposited:

09 Mar 2022 14:29

Last Modified:

09 Mar 2022 14:29

Publisher DOI:

10.5751/ES-12484-260231

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/165928

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/165928

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