Political Complexity Resources 2018-05-20T19:58:06+00:00

Network Society Books (6)

  • The Rise of the Network Society

    The Rise of the Network Society

    This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of society Includes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economy Describes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformation Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe

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  • The Network Society

    The Network Society
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    The Network Society is now more than ever the essential guide to the past, consequences and future of digital communication. Fully revised, this Third Edition covers crucial new issues and updates. This book remains an accessible, comprehensive, must-read introduction to how new media function in contemporary society.

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  • Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

    Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

    A seminal shift has taken place in the relationship between Internet usage and politics. At the turn of the century, it was presumed that digital communication would produce many positive political effects like improvements to political information retrieval, support for public debate and community formation or even enhancements in citizen participation in political decision-making.

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  • Here Comes Everybody

    Here Comes Everybody
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    For the first time in history, the tools for cooperating on a global scale are not solely in the hands of governments or institutions. The spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing how people come together and get things done—and sparking a revolution that, as Clay Shirky shows, is changing what we do, how we do it, and even who we are.

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  • The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest

    The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest
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    What do Wikipedia, Zip Car’s business model, Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and a small group of lobster fishermen have in common? They all show the power and promise of human cooperation in transforming our businesses, our government, and our society at large. Because today, when the costs of collaborating are lower than ever before, there are no limits to what we can achieve by working together.

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  • Networks of Outrage and Hope

    Networks of Outrage and Hope
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    Networks of Outrage and Hope is an exploration of the new forms of social movements and protests that are erupting in the world today, from the Arab uprisings to the indignadas movement in Spain, from the Occupy Wall Street movement to the social protests in Turkey, Brazil and elsewhere

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Health Systems Video (3)

  • Systems thinking for Health Systems Strengthening

    Systems thinking for Health Systems Strengthening
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    This video was produced by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and was filmed during the launch of the Alliance's 2009 Flagship Report: Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening, at the Global Forum for Health Research in Cuba last November 2009. It features experts and policy-makers from LMIC's providing their views on Systems thinking and its potential contribution to health systems strengthening in developing countries.

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  • SystemsThinking - A New Direction in Healthcare Incident Investigation

    SystemsThinking - A New Direction in Healthcare Incident Investigation
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    Short animated video illustrating systems thinking in public health

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  • Jamkhed as an Example of Complex Systems Thinking in Health

    Jamkhed as an Example of Complex Systems Thinking in Health

    A animated video from ST4CHealth showing how systems thinking applies to healthcare

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Political Complexity Videos (2)

  • A New Synthesis of Public Administration

    A New Synthesis of Public Administration

    Crises, cascading failures, and unpredictable shocks characterise the world we live in. Jocelyne Bourgon will map out an enabling framework for governing in the 21st century. Jocelyne Bourgon has led ambitious public sector reforms as secretary to the Cabinet of Canada. She is president of PGI (Public Governance International) and author of A New Synthesis of Public Administration: serving in the 21st century.

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  • Political complexity and public

    Political complexity and public

    This session brought together expert knowledge and trans-Tasman perspectives to many of the identified ills of our current politics: hyper-partisanship, splintered parties, minority governments, the revolving door of governments, Ministers and leaders, and the rise of the apparatchik Ministerial adviser. Can we change these complexities which are bedeviling traditional public management or do we need to adapt new systems and processes which recognise, and cope with, their likely continuation?

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Health Systems Books (3)

  • Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening

    Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening
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    Many developing countries are looking to scale-up what works through major systems strengthening investments. With leadership, conviction and commitment, systems thinking can facilitate and accelerate the strengthening of systems to more effectively deliver interventions to those in need and be better able to improve health in an equitable way.

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  • Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare

    Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare

    An argument that understanding healthcare delivery as a complex adaptive system will help us design a system that yields better health outcomes. Breakthroughs in medical science, innovations in medical technologies, and improvements in clinical practices occur today at an increasingly rapid rate.

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  • The Value of Systems and Complexity Sciences for Healthcare

    The Value of Systems and Complexity Sciences for Healthcare
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    This visionary reframing of health and healthcare uses a complexity science approach to building healthcare systems that are accessible, effective, and prepared for change and challenges. Its holistic map for understanding the human organism emphasizes the interconnectedness of the individual’s physical, psychological, cognitive, and sociocultural functioning. Applications of this approach are described in primary, specialist, and emergency care and at the organizational and policy levels, from translating findings to practice, to problem solving and evaluation

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