Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Research article
05 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2022

Governing change: a dynamical systems approach to understanding the stability of environmental governance

Nusrat Molla, John DeIonno, Thilo Gross, and Jonathan Herman


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esd-2022-16', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nusrat Molla, 03 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on esd-2022-16', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nusrat Molla, 03 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Sep 2022) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
AR by Nusrat Molla on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Sep 2022) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
Short summary
How the structure of resource governance systems affects how they respond to change is not yet well understood. We model the stability of thousands of different governance systems, revealing that greater diversity and interdependence among actors are destabilizing, while venue shopping and advocacy organizations are stabilizing. This study suggests that complexity in governance corresponds to responsiveness to change, while providing insight into managing them to balance adaptivity and stability
Final-revised paper