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dc.contributor.authorGeyer, R-
dc.contributor.authorPickering, S-
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-13T14:33:00Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-
dc.date.available2016-04-13T14:33:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationCambridge Review of International Affairs, 24(1): pp. 5 - 26, (2011)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0955-7571-
dc.identifier.issn1474-449X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09557571.2011.558053-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/12477-
dc.description.abstractIncreasingly, complexity-based thinking is challenging the dominant rationalist, realist and reductionist international relations (IR) framework. However, to move this challenge beyond the academic realm and into the day-to-day world of policy, complexity thinkers must begin to develop useful tools for policy practitioners. This paper attempts to address this issue by demonstrating the weaknesses and limits of one traditional IR tool (X–Y graphic visualizations) and the strengths of complexity tools (the fitness landscape and range of complexity outcomes). To demonstrate these arguments we examine how fitness landscapes can be used to reinterpret traditional perspectives on development and conflict and make difficult problems more approachable through three-dimensional visualizations.en_US
dc.format.extent5 - 26-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Groupen_US
dc.subjectInternational relationsen_US
dc.subjectFitness landscapesen_US
dc.subjectThree-dimensional visualizationsen_US
dc.subjectX–Y graphen_US
dc.titleApplying the tools of complexity to the international realm: from fitness landscapes to complexity cascadesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2011.558053-
dc.relation.isPartOfCambridge Review of International Affairs-
pubs.issue1-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
pubs.volume24-
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