Network Society Books (6)
The Rise of the Network SocietyLoading...
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 EuropeVisit Page
The Network SocietyLoading...1
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.Visit Page
Internet and Democracy in the Network SocietyLoading...
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.Visit Page
Here Comes EverybodyLoading...1
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.Visit Page
The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-InterestLoading...1
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.Visit Page
Networks of Outrage and HopeLoading...1
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 elsewhereVisit Page
Health Systems Video (3)
Systems thinking for Health Systems StrengtheningLoading...1
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.Loading...
SystemsThinking - A New Direction in Healthcare Incident InvestigationLoading...2
Short animated video illustrating systems thinking in public healthLoading...
Jamkhed as an Example of Complex Systems Thinking in HealthLoading...
A animated video from ST4CHealth showing how systems thinking applies to healthcareLoading...
Political Complexity Videos (2)
A New Synthesis of Public AdministrationLoading...
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.Loading...
Political complexity and publicLoading...
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?Loading...
Health Systems Books (3)
Systems Thinking for Health Systems StrengtheningLoading...1
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.Visit Page
Understanding and Managing the Complexity of HealthcareLoading...
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.Visit Page
The Value of Systems and Complexity Sciences for HealthcareLoading...1
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 evaluationVisit Page