Using the Logic of Complexity Theory to Address Apparently Intractable Problems
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Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly
Director, Complexity Research Group, London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK
The talk will outline some of the key principles from complexity theory used by the Complexity Research Group at LSE, to develop a method to address apparently intractable problems. They often appear intractable (difficult, com-plex, unsolvable) because of the way they are addressed; they are complex with multiple underlying causalities, yet the approaches used tend to be sim-plistic and linear, focussing on a single cause. The approach can be used to address organisational problems (SMEs to global), societal issues such as deforestation in Indonesia, and global challenges such as the spread of pan-demics across borders.