Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century

Hynes, W., Lees, M. & Müller, J.M., eds. (2020). Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century. Paris, France: New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64-49456-5 DOI:10.1787/879c4f7a-en.

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Abstract

To tackle planetary emergencies such as climate change, and the trends and issues shaping today’s and tomorrow’s world, we have to understand their systemic properties, such as tipping points, interconnectedness and resilience. The OECD and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have expertise and experience in applying systems thinking to propose new approaches to achieving this understanding.

The systems approach can promote cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary collaboration in the process of policy formulation by taking proper account of the crucial linkages between issues generally treated separately within different specialisations and scientific and institutional “silos”. The approach provides a methodology to achieve a better understanding of the non-linear behaviour of complex systems and improve the assessment of the consequences of policy interventions.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Energy (ENE)
Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
World Population (POP)
Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Water (WAT)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 10:24
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 08:13
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16319

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