Creating Adaptive Policies: A Guide for Policymaking in an Uncertain World (Hardback)
  • Creating Adaptive Policies: A Guide for Policymaking in an Uncertain World (Hardback)

Creating Adaptive Policies: A Guide for Policymaking in an Uncertain World (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 10/09/2009
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Today's policy-maker has a tough job to do. Policies that cannot perform effectively under today's complex, dynamic and uncertain conditions run the risk of not achieving their intended purpose. Instead of helping, they may actually hinder the ability of individuals, communities and businesses to cope with and adapt to change.

Creating Adaptive Policies: A Guide for Policy-making in an Uncertain World is the very first book to distill the principles of complex adaptive systems and adaptive management into practical guidance for policy-makers. It describes the concept of adaptive policy-making and presents seven tools for developing such policies. Based on hundreds of interviews with people impacted by policy and research of over a dozen policy case studies, this book serves as a pragmatic guide for policy-makers by elaborating these seven tools. It will be an invaluable information resource for technical policy-makers, politicians and their advisors, as well as for those studying politics and international relations.

Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788132101475
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 241 x 184 x 15 mm


The book provides indicators on how such policies should be drawn up. The authors simplify their ideas by introducing seven tools. Each chapter explains one aspect of these tools. In India, governance is plagued by poor processes so such ideas could help.... The book has some useful case studies which illus-trate how policies should be drawn up.

-- Civil Society
This book is a fine addition to the literature on policy-making, with a number of challenging and fresh perspectives. -- One World South Asia
A critically important read for policy-makers confronted with a `perfect storm` of global economic, social and environmental crises. -- Jim MacNeill
This is an essential toolkit for those in the business of making, recommending, learning about or teaching sensible and sound policy. -- Margaret Catley-Carlson

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