Complexity and the art of public policy

Roland Kupers interviewed by Viv Davies,

Date Published

Fri, 07/25/2014

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See Also

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society’s Problems from the Bottom Up (David Colander & Roland Kupers, 2014), Princeton University Press.

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Politics and economics
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education, democracy, Society

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