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The social labs revolution : a new approach to solving our most complex challenges, Zaid Hassan

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The social labs revolution : a new approach to solving our most complex challenges
Title
The social labs revolution
Title remainder
a new approach to solving our most complex challenges
Statement of responsibility
Zaid Hassan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Current responses to our most pressing societal challenges--from poverty to ethnic conflict to climate change--are not working. These problems are incredibly dynamic and complex, involving an ever-shifting array of factors, actors, and circumstances. They demand a highly fluid and adaptive approach, yet we address them by devising fixed, long-term plans. Social labs, says Zaid Hassan, are a dramatically more effective response. Social labs bring together a diverse a group of stakeholders--not to create yet another five-year plan but to develop a portfolio of prototype solutions, test those solutions in the real world, use the data to further refine them, and test them again. Hassan builds on a decade of experience--as well as drawing from cutting-edge research in complexity science, networking theory, and sociology--to explain the core principles and daily functioning of social labs, using examples of pioneering labs from around the world. He offers a new generation of problem solvers an effective, practical, and exciting new vision and guide
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Cataloging source
VALIL
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Hassan, Zaid
Dewey number
361.1
Index
index present
Language note
This edition in English
LC call number
HN29
LC item number
.H35 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A BK Currents book
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  • Social problems
  • Problem solving
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Problem solving
Label
The social labs revolution : a new approach to solving our most complex challenges, Zaid Hassan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: What Are Social Laboratories?; What Does It Mean to Be Winning?; Playing in the World Cup; The Scale-Free Laboratory; A Cascade of Social Labs -- 1 The Perfect Storm of Complexity; The Perfect Challenge; What Is a Complex Social Challenge?; The Futile Optimism of Optimization; Yemen as a Natural Experiment; Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail -- 2 The Strategic Vacuum; Business as Usual; The Expert-Planning Paradigm; Flying Autopilot in the Perfect Storm; A Lack of Genuine Strategic Intent
  • 3 The Sustainable Food Lab: From Farm to ForkThe Race to the Bottom; The Multiple and Conflicting Logics of Food; What Is Sustainable?; Systemic Spread Betting -- 4 The Bhavishya Lab: The Silent Emergency; The Bhavishya Alliance; The Moon Shot; Movement Requires Friction; Fail Early, Fail Often; Business as Usual and Its Radical Refusals -- 5 The New Ecologies of Capital; The End of the Beginning; Emerging Forms of Capital and Preventing Collapse; The Dumbest Idea in the World; More Rainforests, Fewer Plantations
  • 6 The Rise of the Agilistas; The Practical Wisdom of Social Labs -- Starting with Current RealitiesEvents Rupture Dispositions; The Right Stuff -- 7 Steps Toward a Theory of Systemic Action; First Requirement: Constitute a Diverse Team; Second Requirement: Design an Iterative Process; Third Requirement: Actively Create Systemic Spaces -- 8 Starting a Social Lab: Seven How-Tos; Strategic versus Tactical Thinking; #1 Clarify Intention; #2 Broadcast an Invitation; #3 Work Your Networks; #4 Recruit Willing People; #5 Set Direction; #6 Design in Stacks; #7 Find Cadence
  • Conclusion: Next-Generation Social Labs; Averting the Zombie Apocalypse;State Collapse: A Stabilization StrategyClimate Change: A Mitigation Strategy; Community Resilience: An Adaptation Strategy; The Battle of the Parts versus the Whole
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 185 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626560758
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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cl0500000386
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn867774349
  • (OCoLC)867774349
Label
The social labs revolution : a new approach to solving our most complex challenges, Zaid Hassan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: What Are Social Laboratories?; What Does It Mean to Be Winning?; Playing in the World Cup; The Scale-Free Laboratory; A Cascade of Social Labs -- 1 The Perfect Storm of Complexity; The Perfect Challenge; What Is a Complex Social Challenge?; The Futile Optimism of Optimization; Yemen as a Natural Experiment; Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail -- 2 The Strategic Vacuum; Business as Usual; The Expert-Planning Paradigm; Flying Autopilot in the Perfect Storm; A Lack of Genuine Strategic Intent
  • 3 The Sustainable Food Lab: From Farm to ForkThe Race to the Bottom; The Multiple and Conflicting Logics of Food; What Is Sustainable?; Systemic Spread Betting -- 4 The Bhavishya Lab: The Silent Emergency; The Bhavishya Alliance; The Moon Shot; Movement Requires Friction; Fail Early, Fail Often; Business as Usual and Its Radical Refusals -- 5 The New Ecologies of Capital; The End of the Beginning; Emerging Forms of Capital and Preventing Collapse; The Dumbest Idea in the World; More Rainforests, Fewer Plantations
  • 6 The Rise of the Agilistas; The Practical Wisdom of Social Labs -- Starting with Current RealitiesEvents Rupture Dispositions; The Right Stuff -- 7 Steps Toward a Theory of Systemic Action; First Requirement: Constitute a Diverse Team; Second Requirement: Design an Iterative Process; Third Requirement: Actively Create Systemic Spaces -- 8 Starting a Social Lab: Seven How-Tos; Strategic versus Tactical Thinking; #1 Clarify Intention; #2 Broadcast an Invitation; #3 Work Your Networks; #4 Recruit Willing People; #5 Set Direction; #6 Design in Stacks; #7 Find Cadence
  • Conclusion: Next-Generation Social Labs; Averting the Zombie Apocalypse;State Collapse: A Stabilization StrategyClimate Change: A Mitigation Strategy; Community Resilience: An Adaptation Strategy; The Battle of the Parts versus the Whole
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 185 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626560758
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000386
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn867774349
  • (OCoLC)867774349

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