Template talk:Environmental social science

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Difference between a field and a concept?[edit]

I've made an initial attempt to distinguish between related (sub)fields and related concepts. I'm not sure I got this entirely right, though, and welcome discussion on how to improve this. In some cases the distinction seems clearer than others. DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 11:35, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Several criteria for distinguishing a (sub)field from a concept: i) Are there coherent academic programs in that area? ii) Are there scholarly journals in that area? iii) Are there established associations, or interest groups within scholarly associations, in that area? DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 11:45, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Have broken out applications/ applied areas, as well. DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 11:40, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Applied environmental social science areas[edit]

Renewable energy commercialization is an interesting article, but I don't see any obvious or direct connections to environmental social science. Please explain... Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 06:14, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Renewable energy innovations are environmentally sustainable technologies which are spreading through society according to social science theories in economics, sociology, and public policy. Johnfos (talk) 12:15, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. Works for me.... Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 12:19, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Template streamlining[edit]

As the 'concepts' group was getting rather large, a new category (Category:Environmental social science concepts) was created, and all entries in the former group added to it, and then removed from this template. Several additional entries that were methods, models, or process also were added to this category and removed from the template. What remains in the streamlined template are the basic, related, and applied fields of environmental social science. A link to the new category was added to the bottom bar. At some point perhaps some of the more methods-oriented articles could be broken out from that. Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 08:05, 18 July 2014 (UTC)