This commentary introduces the special issue “Polycrisis in the Anthropocene”
by elaborating upon three major contributions of its lead article, “Global Polycrisis: The Causal
Mechanisms of Crisis Entanglement,” and exploring three key debates surrounding the polycrisis
concept. It invites others to contribute to the special issue in order to advance polycrisis analysis, build a
community of knowledge and practice, and generate new insights and strategies with which to address
the world’s worsening crises.

Michael Lawrence

Read the full article in Cambridge University Press by Michael Lawrence

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Biden and the spectre of polycrisis

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Dancing with a permanent emergency

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Mar 18 2024

History’s crisis detectives: How we’re using maths and data to reveal why societies collapse – and clues about the future

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Feb 09 2024

Global collaboration of scientists needed to solve polycrisis

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Jan 29 2024

Has the “Polycrisis” overwhelmed us?

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Rising to the occasion: Practical hope in a global polycrisis

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A year in crises

by Tim Sahay in Phenomenal World…https://www.phenomenalworld.org/analysis/a-year-in-crises.

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