Structural fix

A structural fix refers to solving a problem or resolving a conflict by bringing about structural changes that change the underlying structures that provoked or sustain these problems. According to Heberlein such changes modify human behavior by regulating the social settings or the 'structures' in which the behavior occurs − their context.[1][2][3] Such fixes are typically long-term opposed to temporary and require open and in-depth inquiry for the root structural causes of a problem[citation needed] and understanding of a system.[4] Effectively changing norms would be an example of a structural fix.[5][3] Often structural fixes involve a change of incentives.[6]

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  2. ^ Natori, Yoji. Local-level Nature Conservation Planning for Biodiversity in Japan: A Case Study of Nakago Village, Niigata. University of Wisconsin--Madison. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b Heberlein, Thomas A. Navigating Environmental Attitudes. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199773459. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  4. ^ Dalela, Ashish. Vedic Creationism: Vedic Theories of Creation and Their Relation to Science. iUniverse. ISBN 9780595525737. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  5. ^ Jachowski, David S.; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Angermeier, Paul L.; Slotow, Rob. Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations. Univ of California Press. ISBN 9780520284616. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  6. ^ Norton, Bryan G. Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change: A Guide to Environmental Decision Making. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226197593. Retrieved 11 February 2017.