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dc.contributor.editorJohnson, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.editorNowak, Andrzej
dc.contributor.editorOrmerod, Paul
dc.contributor.editorRosewell, Bridget
dc.contributor.editorZhang, Yi-Cheng
dc.description.abstractThe overall aim of this book, an outcome of the European FP7 FET Open NESS project, is to contribute to the ongoing effort to put the quantitative social sciences on a proper footing for the 21st century. A key focus is economics, and its implications on policy making, where the still dominant traditional approach increasingly struggles to capture the economic realities we observe in the world today - with vested interests getting too often in the way of real advances. Insights into behavioral economics and modern computing techniques have made possible both the integration of larger information sets and the exploration of disequilibrium behavior. The domain-based chapters of this work illustrate how economic theory is the only branch of social sciences which still holds to its old paradigm of an equilibrium science - an assumption that has already been relaxed in all related fields of research in the light of recent advances in complex and dynamical systems theory and related data mining. The other chapters give various takes on policy and decision making in this context. Written in nontechnical style throughout, with a mix of tutorial and essay-like contributions, this book will benefit all researchers, scientists, professionals and practitioners interested in learning about the 'thinking in complexity' to understand how socio-economic systems really work.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUnderstanding Complex Systems
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBC Social research & statistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCA Economic theory & philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KJ Business & management::KJT Operational research
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GP Research & information: general::GPF Information theory::GPFC Cybernetics & systems theory
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences
dc.subject.otherData-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building
dc.subject.otherMethodology of the Social Sciences
dc.subject.otherEconomic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods
dc.subject.otherOperations Research/Decision Theory
dc.subject.otherComputational Social Sciences
dc.subject.otherComplex Systems
dc.subject.otherQuantitative Economics
dc.subject.otherOperations Research and Decision Theory
dc.subject.otherApplied Dynamical Systems
dc.subject.otherBehavioral economics
dc.subject.otherComplex socio-economic systems
dc.subject.otherEconophysics and Social Dynamics
dc.subject.otherInformation economy and policy informatics
dc.subject.otherParadigm shift in economic thinking
dc.subject.otherSocial dynamics in policy
dc.subject.otherQuantitative social sciences
dc.subject.otherSocial research & statistics
dc.subject.otherEcological science, the Biosphere
dc.subject.otherEconomic theory & philosophy
dc.subject.otherOperational research
dc.subject.otherManagement decision making
dc.subject.otherCybernetics & systems theory
dc.subject.otherComputer applications in the social & behavioural sciences
dc.titleNon-Equilibrium Social Science and Policy
dc.title.alternativeIntroduction and Essays on New and Changing Paradigms in Socio-Economic Thinking
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSpringer Nature
oapen.imprintSpringer International Publishing

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