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Complexity and Policy Analysis: Tools and Concepts for Designing Robust Policies in a Complex World (Exploring Organizational Complxity)

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ISBN 10: 0981703224 / ISBN 13: 9780981703220
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Title: Complexity and Policy Analysis: Tools and ...

Publisher: ISCE Publishing

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It is well known and acknowledged that public policies are inherently complex. But the implications of complexity theory (or complex adaptive systems theory) for policy analysis have not been explored fully. The authors of this volume offer perspectives and methodological tools to fill this gap. Among the questions explored in the volume are, does complexity theory offer a 'new science', an alternative way of thinking to the pervasive rationalism of the mainstream policy analysis, or is it merely a novel analytical tool kit? Does the theory suggest a new way of knowing-and consequently solving-complex public policy problems, for example? How does the theory conceptualize complexity, and is this different from common understandings of the term? What should be the involvement of policy analysts in the process of change from the perspective of complexity theory? Does the theory support or suggest a complexity ethics? The authors of the book also illustrate how agent-based models, the most commonly applied tool of complexity theorists, can be used in policy analysis, as well as creatively applying other methods such as Q-methodology and qualitative case study in understanding complex social problems.

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Richardson, Department of Physics, Southampton.

GOKTUG MORCOL is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University. His most recent publications include New Sciences for Public Administration and Policy (co-edited, 2000).

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