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Complexity and policy bubbles

The nature of the mathematics that causes bubbles and herding is truly complex and non-linear. This means that a very small (perhaps undetectable, perhaps entirely random) change in circumstances can set of a chain reaction that causes a massive bubble; … Continue reading

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Value for money audit

In 2004/5 and 2005/6 I was the UK National Audit Office Research Fellow, under an arrangement with Enterprise LSE. A major piece of work resulted from this appointment examining ‘value-for-money’ auditing in the context of relations between auditors and auditees … Continue reading

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small worlds – digestible papers

Here are two twin papers exploring the implications of small world networks for networks that form policy ‘An examination of the applicability of small-world theory to networks that form policy’ Paper read April 2007 at the PSA Conference, University of … Continue reading

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Thesis

My PhD thesis at the London School of Economics, under the supervision of Prof. Keith Dowding: Networks that form policy: the case of pension reform looks at the process of policy formation in political-actor networks. * final version as pdf … Continue reading

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Snowballs and networks that form policy

‘Using snowball sampling and an exponential model to enumerate and estimate the size of a network that forms policy’ Paper: pdf

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The political galapagos

‘Equipping ourselves to explore the political Galapagos: ideas, networks and evolution‘ – presented to York University Department of Politics at the Political Science Workshop, 1 March 2004 Paper: pdf word doc openoffice sxw Presenation: web version powerpoint

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small worlds – long paper!

This is the original long draft of my paper on small worlds and networks that form policy. The paper was redrafted into tow shorter papers for presentation at a conference – which you will find in a another post. ‘An … Continue reading

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