Medd, Will (2001) Making (Dis)Connections: Complexity and the Policy Process. Social Issues, 1 (2). ISSN 1474-2918Full text not available from this repository.
This article explores the methodological problems of using models from â��complexity scienceâ�� for understanding policy process. The article argues that the problem of complexity is not just a problems for modelling, but needs to be understand as a problem in the world of social policy itself. Highlighting the possibility of describing policy process with complexity science, the article then situates the issues through three scenarios from an ethnographic study of collaboration in social welfare. The article asks, â��how do we make connections between these scenarios as part of a policy process?â�� and suggests there is value in understanding policy process as constituted in communications. Doing so suggests recognising the inherent role of â��ignoranceâ�� as part of policy process.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social Issues|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
|Deposited By:||Dr Will Medd|
|Deposited On:||05 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:08|
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