Society Research


See our research that goes in-depth on the subject of sociopolitical systems and governance in a network society

Political Systems in an Age of Complexity


Political Systems in an age of Complexity is our research paper on the evolution of political systems in an age of globalization and information technology. In the paper we trace the past, present and emerging future to systems of governance, looking at the changing sociopolitical context as we move into a network society and the institutional reconfigurations required for political organizations to survive and thrive within this context.

Complexity Management Overview


In this paper, we give a high-level overview of the domain of complexity management. We can understand complexity management as the application of complexity theory to the practice of management. Thus it

Management Papers


See our white papers for deep insight into complexity and the latest ideas in management

Environment Papers


View our selection of papers on socioecological systems from water, to food, to energy systems management

Generalizing Game Theory


Game theoretic concepts apply whenever the actions of several agents are interdependent. These agents may be individuals, groups, firms, or any combination of these. The concepts of game theory provide a language to formulate, structure and analyz

Complexity Economics An Overview


Complexity economics is a new approach to economic science that uses models from complexity theory to look at and model the economy as a complex adaptive system

The Nature of Wicked Problems


With developed economies reaching the end of the process of industrialization we have witnessed the rise of new forms of highly complex challenges that have moved to the forefront of social concerns.

Inclusive Economy


Inclusivity is an inherent part of achieving sustainability. To be sustainable a system has to be open to and harness all of the resources available to it. To effectively manage a complex system requires harnessing the distributed capabilities of its members.

Service Dematerialization


At the heart of the challenge of sustainable development is the challenge of decoupling economic growth from an increased demand for more resources; doing this is called decoupling