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Weiland, Sabine (2013), Transdisciplinarity. LIAISE Innovation Report No. 5.
The 5th issue of the LIAISE Innovation Report deals with transdisciplinarity. It reflects the fact that knowledge production is increasingly transgressing the (disciplinary) boundaries of science and is becoming more inter- and transdisciplinary. Researchers are engaging in forms of research characterised by the integration of different bodies of knowledge for complex problem solving. This is largely driven by a demand from society for re-thinking research strategies and coping with the current problems of unsustainability in our societies.
The report entitled “Transdisciplinarity – a way of bridging the science-society gap?” summarises a number of recent publications in the field of transdisciplinarity and transdisciplinary research. It aims at providing a good overview and summary of the main features of the transdisciplinary discourse as well as some practical hints on how to conduct transdisciplinary research. In the second part, the Innovation Report as usual contains a number of short reviews of recent publications from the field of impact assessment.