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Complexity Theory and the Constraints on Environmental Policymaking

Macintosh, Andrew; Wilkinson, Debra


Complexity theory has been highly influential within environmental studies circles, including among environmental legal scholars. The focus of the majority of this research has been on the implications of complex natural systems for policymaking; how best to design and implement public policy instruments in the context of complex natural systems in order to achieve desired objectives. Far less attention has been paid to the application of complexity theory to the policy process itself. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Law
DOI: 10.1093/jel/eqv026


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