Princeton University Library Catalog

Handbook on complexity and public policy / edited by Robert Geyer, Paul Cairney.

  • Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2015]
  • ©2015
xiv, 482 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Handbooks of research on public policy. [More in this series]
Summary note:
Though its roots in the natural sciences go back to the early 20th century, complexity theory as a scientific framework has developed most rapidly since the 1970s. Increasingly, complexity theory has been integrated into the social sciences, and this handbook has brought together top thinkers in complexity and policy from around the world. With contributions from Europe, North America, Brazil, and China, this book splits the topic into three cohesive parts: theory and tools, methods and modelling, and application.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Complexity, power and policy / Graham Room -- Complexity and real politics / Adrian Little -- Critical legal studies and a complexity approach : some initial observations for law and policy / Thomas E. Webb -- "What's the big deal?" : complexity versus traditional US policy approaches / Michael Givel -- Can we discover the Higgs boson of public policy or public administration theory? : a complexity theory answer / Göktuğ Morçöl -- The policymaker's complexity toolkit / Jim Price and Philip Haynes with Mary Darking, Julia Stroud, Chris Warren-Adamson and Carla Ricaurte -- Effective policy-making : addressing apparently intractable problems / Eve Mitleton-Kelly -- Complexity theory and political science : do new theories require new methods? / Stuart Astill and Paul Cairney -- Complexity modelling and application to policy research / Liz Johnson -- Policymaking as complex cartography? : mapping and achieving probable futures using complex concepts and tools / Kasey Treadwell Shine -- The role of models in bridging expert and lay knowledge in policy-making activities / Syhlvie Occelli and Ferdinando Semboloni -- Modelling complexity for policy : opportunities and challenges / Bruce Edmonds and Carlos Gershenson -- Using agent-based modelling to inform policy for complex domains / Mirsad Hadzikadic, Joseph Whitmeyer and Ted Carmichael -- Local government service design skills through the appreciation of complexity / Catherine Hobbs -- Managing complex adaptive systems to improve public outcomes in Birmingham, UK / Tony Bovaird and Richard Kenny -- Brazil and violent crime : complexity as a way of approaching "intractable" problems / Kai Enno Lehmann -- Educating for equality : the complex policy of domestic migrants' children in China / Qian Liu -- The emergence of intermediary organizations : a network-based approach to the design of innovation policies / Annalisa Caloffi, Federica Rossi and Margherita Russo -- Complexity theory and collaborative crisis governance in Sweden / Daniel Nohrstedt -- Going for Plan B-- conditioning adaptive planning : about urban planning and institutional design in a non-linear, complex world / Gert de Roo -- Complexity and health policy / Tim Tenbensel -- A case study of complexity and health policy : planning for a pandemic / Ben Gray -- How useful is complexity theory to policy studies? : lessons from the climate change adaptation literature / Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett and Jeremy Rayner -- Agent based modelling and the global trade network / Ugur Bilge -- The international financial crisis : the failure of a complex system / Philip Haynes -- Conclusion : where does complexity and policy go from here? / Paul Cairney and Robert Geyer.
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