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Paul Cairney reviews Graham Room’s book on Agile Actors on Complex Terrains (2016)

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Paul Cairney reviews Graham Room’s Agile Actors on Complex Terrains (Routledge, 2016). Paul is guest editor of our 2018 special issue: Practical Lessons on Policy Theories

Some background context on complexity theory

If used wisely, complexity theory has the potential to make a great contribution to the study of politics and policymaking. It offers a way to think about, and visualise, the interaction between many actors, following many rules, to produce outcomes that we can relate to the properties of complex systems.  Continue reading Paul Cairney reviews Graham Room’s book on Agile Actors on Complex Terrains (2016)