Archetype Analysis in Sustainability and Land Governance Research
Artist: Anne Ludwig, "Dom Mosaik"

Archetype Analysis in Sustainability and Land Governance Research

Short Description

This working group will advance two pillars of GLP’s Science Plan 2016-2021. First, this working group will provide a platform to advance methodologies for analyzing and synthesizing recurrent patterns from contextualized case studies by using the archetype approach. Second, it will advance analysis on land governance including by building bridges to the research community of institutional analysis of the commons.

Goals and Objectives

The specific objectives of this Working Group are:

  1. to consolidate the archetype approach by taking stock of applications, methods, roots, opportunities and current limitations;

  2. to push current methodological frontiers by encouraging methodological debate and cutting-edge applications;

  3. to advance understanding of key sustainability challenges and opportunities by presenting new applications of archetype analysis;

  4. to provide a platform to bridge land system science and institutional analysis/commons research communities to advance case study synthesis methods and analysis of land governance, and

  5. to provide a platform for a next generation of archetype analysis.

Related Information

News

October 8, 2019

GLP Members Diana Sietz, Nicholas Magliocca, and Tomáš Václavík have published a synthesis of methods that enables innovative research designs in future archetype analysis.

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News

August 15, 2019

Read a new paper by members of the GLP Archetypes Working Group. Based on a systematic review, a survey, and a workshop series, the authors provide a consolidated perspective on the core features and diverse meanings of archetype analysis in sustainability research, the motivations behind it, and its policy relevance. They identify three core features of archetype analysis: recurrent patterns, multiple models, and intermediate abstraction.

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Event

June 25, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, November 2, 2019 (All day)

The call for the Third Archetype Workshop is now available. The workshop will follow up on previous two successful workshops held in Bern in 2017 and Berlin in 2018.

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Working Group Coordinators

 

Working Group Members