chapter  2
20 Pages

Complexity Theory and Public Administration: A Critical Appraisal

ByERIK-HANS KLIJN, IG SNELLEN

The introductory chapter has made mention of the growing interest in the use of complexity theory in the social sciences. However, this attention seems to be lagging in the domain of public administration. Relatively few articles on complexity theory have been published in well-known public administration journals and even fewer contributions apply complexity theory to public administration phenomena.