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  • Mar 2024

Simple Solutions to Complex Catastrophes

Dialectics of Peace, Climate, Finance, and Health

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Argues for the importance of simple, stable institutions and regulatory bodies to contain complex catastrophes

  • Presents a positive 'politics of hope'

  • Explores contemporary global issues

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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About this book

This open access book sets out simple solutions to managing complex catastrophes. It focusses on four kinds of crises – climate change, crime-war cascades, epidemics and financial crises. These catastrophes are conceived as complex and prone to cascade effects. This book is optimistic in explaining that there are identifiable simple institutions that international society can strengthen and some simple principles that can help humankind to control the expanding gamut of complex catastrophes that confront the planet including simple, stable institutions and regulatory bodies. It draws on a wide range of current and past crises and challenges, from the Cold War to COVID-19, and from Weapons of Mass Destruction to restorative diplomacy with States like China, to provide an urgent and timely path forward. It speaks to those interested in criminology, public policy and international relations, political science, sociology, public health and economics.


Authors and Affiliations

  • The Australian National University, Acton, Australia

    John Braithwaite

About the author

John Braithwaite is Emeritus Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU), Australia, where he founded the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). He is a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Maryland. Restorative justice and responsive regulation have been themes of his germinal contributions to global regulatory studies, environmental governance, criminology and peacebuilding.

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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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