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Clumsy solutions for a complex world : governance, politics and plural perceptions

Author: Marco Verweij; M Thompson
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series: Global issues series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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"Clumsy Solutions for a Complex World is a powerful and original statement on why well-intended attempts to alleviate pressing social ills too often derail, and how effective, efficient and broadly acceptable solutions to social problems can be found. It takes its cue from the idea that our endlessly changing and complex social worlds consist of ceaseless interactions between four organizing, justifying and
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Verweij; M Thompson
ISBN: 0230002307 9780230002302
OCLC Number: 65400863
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The case for clumsiness / Marco Verweij [and others] --
Is the Kyoto Protocol merely irrelevant, or positively harmful, for the efforts to curb climate change? / Marco Verweij --
Hype and hydro (and, at last, some hope) in the Himalaya / Dipak Gyawali --
Segregation through anti-discrimination : how the Netherlands got divided again / Mark Bovens and Margo Trappenburg --
What Russia can learn from China in its transition to a market economy / Michael D. Intriligator, Janine R. Wedel and Catherine H. Lee --
The failure of seat belts legislation / John Adams --
Gunfight at the consequentialist corral : the deadlock in the United States over firearms control, and how to break it / Dan M. Kahan, Donald Braman and John Gastil --
Floods and fairness in Hungary / Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Anna Vári and Michael Thompson --
Inclusive by design : the curious case of the Internet / Tommy Tranvik and Michael Thompson --
You never miss the water till the well runs dry : crisis and creativity in California / Denise Lach, Helen Ingram and Steve Rayner --
Clumsy conclusions : how to do policy and research in a complex world / Marco Verweij, Michael Thompson and Christoph Engel.
Series Title: Global issues series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Marco Verweij and Michael Thompson.
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