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Main Title Clumsy solutions for a complex world : governance, politics and plural perceptions /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Verweij, Marco.
Thompson, M.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 752781154
ISBN 9780230319516 (pbk.); 0230319513 (pbk.)
Subjects Policy sciences--Decision making--Case studies. ; Politics and culture. ; Social perception--Political aspects.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  H97.C58 2011 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/26/2012 STATUS
Collation xiii, 255 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
"First pub. 2006"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"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 organizing, justifying and perceiving social relations. Each time one of these perspectives is excluded from collective decision-making, governance failure inevitably results. Successful solutions are therefore creative combinations of four opposing ways of organizing and thinking."--P. [4] of cover. The case for clumsiness / Marco Verweij ... [et al.] -- 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 Vâari 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.