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Commentary 3.2: Aligning Contrasting Perspectives of Tipping Points

Matthew Taylor

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Reactions to possible tipping points can be interpreted through cultural theory, where styles of individualism, hierarchy, egalitarianism, and fatalism offer various manners of reaction and ... More


Wicked Problems, Clumsy Solutions, and Messy Institutions in Transnational Governance

Marco Verweij

in The Problem-solving Capacity of the Modern State: Governance Challenges and Administrative Capacities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716365
eISBN:
9780191784880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716365.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Using the cultural theory pioneered by Dame Mary Douglas, this chapter argues that ‘wicked’ transboundary problems can best be addressed with ‘clumsy’ or ‘polyrational’ solutions, i.e. policies and ... More


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