Clumsy Solutions for a Complex World: Governance, Politics and Plural Perceptions (Global Issues Series) [NOOK Book]

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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 four ways of organizing, justifying and perceiving social relations. Each time one of these perspectives is excluded from collective ...
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Clumsy Solutions for a Complex World: Governance, Politics and Plural Perceptions (Global Issues Series)

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Overview

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 four ways of 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230800441
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/31/2006
  • Series: Global Issues
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 783 KB

Meet the Author



MARCO VERWEIJ is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Singapore Management University, Singapore. He is also associated with the James Martin Institute of Science and Civilization at the University of Oxford. MICHAEL THOMPSON is a social anthropologist.
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Table of Contents


List of Figures and Table     vii
Preface     viii
Acknowledgements     ix
Notes on Contributors     x
The Case for Clumsiness   Marco Verweij   Mary Douglas   Richard Ellis   Christoph Engel   Frank Hendriks   Susanne Lohmann   Steven Ney   Steve Rayner   Michael Thompson     1
Elegant Failures
Is the Kyoto Protocol Merely Irrelevant, or Positively Harmful, for the Efforts to Curb Climate Change?   Marco Verweij     31
Hype and Hydro (and, at Last, Some Hope) in the Himalaya   Dipak Gyawali     61
Segregation through Anti-Discrimination: How the Netherlands Got Divided Again   Mark Bovens   Margo Trappenburg     86
What Russia Can Learn from China in its Transition to a Market Economy   Michael D. Intriligator   Janine R. Wedel   Catherine H. Lee     105
The Failure of Seat Beits Legislation   John Adams     132
Clumsy Solutions
Gunfight at the Consequentialist Corral: The Deadlock in the United States over Firearms Control, and How to Break it   Dan M. Kahan   Donald Braman   John Gastil     157
Floods and Fairness in Hungary   Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer   Anna Vari   Michael Thompson     181
Inclusive by Design: The Curious Case of the Internet   Tommy Tranvik   Michael Thompson     204
You Never Miss the Water till the Well Runs Dry: Crisis and Creativity in California   Denise Lach   Helen Ingram   Steve Rayner     226
Clumsy Conclusions: How to Do Policy and Research in a Complex World   Marco Verweij   Michael Thompson   Christoph Engel     241
Index     250
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