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    • Modeling climate change impacts at the science-policy boundary 

      Beck, Marisa (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-20)
      Climate change is a daunting policy challenge, where decision-makers must respond to a high-uncertainty and high-risk problem in an environment with a diverse multitude of stakeholders and unresolved ethical questions. For ...
    • Supporting uncertain policy decisions for global catastrophic risks 

      Janzwood, Scott (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-14)
      The three articles in this dissertation explore the contested, multi-dimensional concept of uncertainty and how experts and decision makers collectively grapple with it at governance organizations tasked with addressing ...
    • Taking Complexity Seriously in International Law: A View from the Arctic 

      Prior, Tahnee Lisa (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-21)
      Over the past three decades, the Arctic system has undergone significant, large-scale transformational change – a shift which has profoundly altered human-environment interactions and feedbacks within the system. What was ...
    • Violence, Conflict, and World Order: Rethinking War with a Complex Systems Approach 

      Lawrence, Michael, 1984- (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-23)
      This thesis employs a complex systems approach to argue that the nature of violent conflict coevolves with broader features of world order. The first chapter demonstrates that International Relations and Comparative ...


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