Wicked Problems

Wicked Problems 2017-12-14T17:46:35+00:00

Much of this site is dedicated to my work in comparative politics or peacebuilding. What holds them together is an interest in wicked problems, which can be defined as problems whose causes and consequences are so inextricably intertwined that they cannot be solved quickly, easily, or separately, if they can be solved at all.

There are perspectives on wicked problems throughout this site; think of this page as a primer, or introduction to the concept. Here, you can explore wicked problems, consider strategies to address them, learn about existing initiatives, and even start exploring your own wicked problems! Soon, I will add videos and other resources.

I hope you’ll find the concept of wicked problems useful; I did when I wrote Security 2.0, and still do today.

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