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Complexity and the art of public policy : solving society's problems from the bottom up

Author: David C Colander; Roland Kupers
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
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Complexity science-made possible by modern analytical and computational advances-is changing the way we think about social systems and social theory. Unfortunately, economists' policy models have not kept up and are stuck in either a market fundamentalist or government control narrative. While these standard narratives are useful in some cases, they are damaging in others, directing thinking away from creative,  Read more...
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Colander, David C.
Complexity and the art of public policy.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013038771
(OCoLC)859168709
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Colander; Roland Kupers
ISBN: 9781400850136 1400850134 9781306711678 1306711673
OCLC Number: 879074058
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 310 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; PART I. THE COMPLEXITY FRAME FOR POLICY; Chapter 1. Twin Peaks; Chapter 2. Government With, Not Versus, the Market; Chapter 3. I Pencil Revisited: Beyond Market Fundamentalism; Chapter 4. The Complexity Policy Frame; PART II. EXPLORING THE FOUNDATIONS; Chapter 5. How Economics Lost the Complexity Vision; Chapter 6. How Macroeconomics Lost the Complexity Vision; Chapter 7. Complexity: A New Kind of Science?; Chapter 8: A New Kind of Complexity Economics?; Chapter 9. Nudging toward a Complexity Policy Frame. PART III. LAISSEZ-FAIRE ACTIVISM IN PRACTICEChapter 10. The Economics of Influence; Chapter 11. Implementing Influence Policy; Chapter 12. Laissez-Faire Activism; Chapter 13. Getting the Ecostructure of Government Right; PART IV. THE LOST AGENDA; Chapter 14. Getting the Ecostructure of Social Science Education Right; Chapter 15. The Lost Agenda; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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