Governance avalanches: A self-organized criticality perspective on innovation in global governance

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 (all day)

Professor Matthew Hoffman of the University of Toronto explores the applicability of theories of self-organized criticality to the study of innovation in global governance. He presents both an agent-based model of the evolution of social norms and empirical illustrations of innovations in global governance drawn from work on climate change and multilateral treaty-making.

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