Policy seeks desired outcomes given differing priorities and constraints. But which policy options will work? Working together for better outcomes, the elements of Global Systems Science are:
Policy at all levels: from individuals to the world
Complex Systems Science: a new, interdisciplinary approach to modelling social and physical systems
Policy informatics: data science and computational modelling for policy
Citizen engagement: societal behaviour emerges bottom-up in the context of top-down policy and individual citizens must be involved
We discuss and critically evaluate GSS.
No prior knowledge is required for this course. It is aimed at:
- policy makers;
- officials in the European Commission;
- UNESCO officials and field workers;
- members of local, national and international charities and NGOs;
- national and local government civil servants and politicians;
- social scientists;
- information and communications systems developers;
- students with the UNESCO UniTwin Complex Systems Digital Campus;
- or anyone interested in how new scientific approaches can support policy.