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Teaching to emerge: Toward a bottom-up pedagogy

This paper focuses on the conceptual model of an academic course inspired by complexity theory. In the proposed conceptual model, the aim of teaching is to form a learning organization: a knowledge community with emergent properties that cannot be reduced … Continue reading

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Multidisciplinary Complex Systems Research

Report from an NSF Workshop in May 2017. This workshop brought together a diverse group of experts in complementary areas of complex systems and was preceded by a series of weekly webinars(see references W1 to W6). The overarching goal of the activity … Continue reading

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Control of Complex Networks requires both Structure and Dynamics

The study of network structure has uncovered signatures of the organization of complex systems. However, there is also a need to understand how to control them; for example, identifying strategies to revert a diseased cell to a healthy state, or … Continue reading

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Globalization and Self-Organization in the Knowledge-Based Society

In this paper I suggest that a theory of self-organization can be used as a consistent background theory for explaining  the dynamics and logics of globalization. Globalization is not confined to the human realm, it  is  an attribute of all … Continue reading

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Beyond Markets and States – Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

The most important lesson for public policy analysis derived from the intellectual journey I have outlined here is that humans have a more complex motivational structure and more capability to solve social dilemmas than posited in earlier rational-choice theory. Designing … Continue reading

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The Santa Fe Perspective on Economics: emerging patterns in the Science of Complexity

The complexity approach to economics largely originated from the “Santa Fe Perspective“: the view of a group of scientists working in the Economics Program at the Santa Fe Institute for the Study of Complex Systems. This paper tells the story … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Human Interactional Sense-Making Process as a Complex System

The article aims at explicating the emergence of human interactional sense‐making process within educational leadership as a complex system. The kind of leadership is understood as a holistic entity called collaborative leadership. There, sense‐making emerges across interdependent domains, called attributes … Continue reading

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