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Are Policymakers Right to Rely on Emergence?

By Chris Davies One of the most striking features of the Coalition Government’s approach to policy implementation is its embrace of emergence and self-organisation.  You won’t find any references to these in manifestos or ministerial speeches, of course, but a cursory look under the bonnet of some of the Government’s shiniest policies demonstrates the extent […]

Presentation to the Institute of European Studies

On Wednesday 21 September, Greg gave a presentation to the IES in Brussels on the subject of “Social Complexity, Public Policy and Subsidiarity”. This is Greg’s presentation – link.  The theme running throughout his presentation was a quote by Einstien, who wrote “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when […]