Complex Systems Theory and Development Practice: Understanding Non-Linear Realities

Zed Books (2002)
Abstract
Here, for the first time, development studies encounters the set of ideas popularly known as 'Chaos Theory'. Samir Rihani applies to the processes of economic development, ideas from complex adaptive systems like uncertainty, complexity, and unpredictability. Rihani examines various aspects of the development process - including the World Bank, debt, and the struggle against poverty - and demonstrates the limitations of fundamentally linear thinking in an essentially non-linear world.
Keywords Economics  Economic development  Economic history  System theory  Complexity (Philosophy
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Call number HB71.R485 2002
ISBN(s) 1842770470   1842770462   9781842770474
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