D13: Complex Versus Complicated Systems

We started to address the implications of complexity-oriented peacebuilding in a few earlier discussions (see D10, D11, and D12). However, based on this discussion of the difference between complexity and complicated (or even simple) systems, we pose the following three questions:

  • What do you see as the key challenges posed by complexity that we need to address?
  • And, what do you see as promising strategies for meeting those challenges?
  • How can we get people to understand and engage with complex problems in the era of twitter, sound bites, and the common belief that everything can be solved with a chosen "quick fix?" 

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