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Embracing complexity: a framework for exploring governance resources

Embracing complexity: a framework for exploring governance resources
Embracing complexity: a framework for exploring governance resources
The premise of this article is that when comparing governance systems, a greater focus on the complexity of the environment facing nation states would provide a step forward. National regimes should not be compared in a vacuum but rather with respect to the governance challenges they are likely to face in an unpredictable world. It is necessary to recognize the adaptive complexity of the systems generating those challenges and yet how they also providing the ingredients for emergent solutions. It is argued that exploring interactive capacity rather than formal structures will provide a stronger indication of whether governance challenges are likely to be met. It is concluded that different types of national regimes could, in principle, deliver effective interactive governance capacity in different ways, but each can generate tipping points that could lead to failure.
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91-107
Stoker, Gerry
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Stoker, Gerry
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Stoker, Gerry (2019) Embracing complexity: a framework for exploring governance resources. Journal of Chinese Governance, 4 (2), 91-107. (doi:10.1080/23812346.2019.1587859).

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The premise of this article is that when comparing governance systems, a greater focus on the complexity of the environment facing nation states would provide a step forward. National regimes should not be compared in a vacuum but rather with respect to the governance challenges they are likely to face in an unpredictable world. It is necessary to recognize the adaptive complexity of the systems generating those challenges and yet how they also providing the ingredients for emergent solutions. It is argued that exploring interactive capacity rather than formal structures will provide a stronger indication of whether governance challenges are likely to be met. It is concluded that different types of national regimes could, in principle, deliver effective interactive governance capacity in different ways, but each can generate tipping points that could lead to failure.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 February 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 April 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 432360
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432360
ISSN: 2381-2346
PURE UUID: 9e2aff9d-193c-434d-bba1-1e183d8f100d

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 11 Jul 2019 16:30

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