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Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy

Geyer R & Cairney P (eds.) (2015) Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy. Handbooks of Research on Public Policy series. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Though its roots in the natural sciences go back to the early 20th century, complexity theory as a scientific framework has developed rapidly from the 1970s onwards. Since the 1990s, it has been increasingly integrated into the social sciences and public policy. The ground-breaking and wide-ranging Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy brings together the latest work from top academics, researchers and policy actors working with complexity and policy from Europe, North America, Brazil and China and organizes it into three clear and cohesive parts:

· Theory and Tools
· Methods and Modelling for Policy Research and Action
· Applying Complexity to Local, National and International Policy.
With its distinctive combination of theory, methods and policy applications, comprehensive coverage of the field and state of the art overview, this Handbook is an essential read for students, academics and policy practitioners.

Number of pages496
Title of seriesHandbooks of Research on Public Policy series
Publication date2015
PublisherEdward Elgar
Place of publicationCheltenham
ISBN 978 1 78254 951 2
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