Learning from Evidence in a Complex World

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Sources of Policy Resistance

Contents

Our Goals and Actions

Through our actions we seek to bring the state of the system in line with our goals

Fig. 1 - Our Goals and Actions [Source]

Our Side Effects

So called "Side effects" or Unintended consequences change our goals

Fig. 2 - Our Side Effects [Source]

Responses of Other Agents in the System

Fig. 3 - Other Agents Respond [Source]

Their Side Effects

Fig. 4 - Their Side Effects [Source]

Reference

Learning from Evidence in a Complex World Sterman, John D.  Am J Public Health 2006 96: 505-514

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