21st Century Governance as a Complex Adaptive System

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* Paper: 21st Century Governance as a Complex Adaptive System. Paul B. Hartzog

URL = http://www.panarchy.com/Members/PaulBHartzog/Papers/21st%20Century%20Governance.pdf

Abstract

The Information Revolution combined with connective technologies creates a unique global social network. This network is vulnerable to cascades of information, norms, and coordinated action. The inherent unpredictability of the information society demands new kinds of governance that focus on rapid network-coordinated response over centralized predictive planning.