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Policy Design, Planning, and Management in Global Systems Science

Johnson, Jeffrey (2015). Policy Design, Planning, and Management in Global Systems Science. In: Cardin, Michel-Alexandre; Krob, Daniel; Pao, Chuen Lui; Yang, How Tan and Wood, Kristin eds. Complex Systems Design & Management Asia. Designing Smart Cities: Proceedings of the First Asia - Pacific Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management, CSD&M Asia 2014. Springer, pp. 125–132.

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Policy Design is defined to be a new area of inquiry that takes the methods of design into the world of social, economic and environmental policy. Policy exists at many levels and it is increasingly recognized that policies applied to one system may impact on policies applied to other systems. The European Commission suggest a ‘science of global systems’ to improve the way that science can help inform policy and societal responses to global challenges such as climate change, global financial crises, global pandemics, city growth and migration patterns. The new science requires radically novel ideas and thinking to embed scientific evidence into the policy and societal processes. It is here argued that Policy Design in the context of planning and management is an essential part of the methodology of Global System Science.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 Springer
ISBN: 3-319-12543-5, 978-3-319-12543-5
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Topology Driven Methods for Complex Systems (XD-12-058-JJ)GA 318121EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 45174
Depositing User: Jeffrey Johnson
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 15:11
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 14:28
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