Clumsy Solutions for a Complex World

Governance, Politics and Plural Perceptions

  • Marco Verweij
  • Michael Thompson

Part of the Global Issues Series book series (GLOISS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Case for Clumsiness

    1. Marco Verweij, Mary Douglas, Richard Ellis, Christoph Engel, Frank Hendriks, Susanne Lohmann et al.
      Pages 1-27
  3. Elegant Failures

  4. Clumsy Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-156
    2. Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Anna Vári, Michael Thompson
      Pages 181-203
    3. Tommy Tranvik, Michael Thompson
      Pages 204-225
    4. Denise Lach, Helen Ingram, Steve Rayner
      Pages 226-240
    5. Marco Verweij, Michael Thompson, Christoph Engel
      Pages 241-249
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 250-255

About this book


Clumsy Solutions for a Complex World is a powerful and original statement on why well-intended attempts to alleviate pressing social ills too often derail, and how effective, efficient and broadly acceptable solutions to social problems can be found.


climate economy governance Internet market economy policy politics transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Verweij
    • 1
  • Michael Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.Singapore Management UniversitySingapore
  2. 2.James Martin Institute for Science and CivilizationUniversity of OxfordUK

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