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Sustainability, Complexity and the Negotiation of Constraint


Gregory Todd Jones


Georgia State University - College of Law; Georgia State University - Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; University of Georgia - Terry College of Business; Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

March 30, 2009

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-10

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We are living in a moment of unprecedented complexity, when things are changing faster than our ability to comprehend them. This is a time of transition betwixt and between a period that seemed more stable and secure and a time when, many people hope, equilibrium will be restored. Awash in a sea of information that seems to have no meaning and bombarded by images and sounds transmitted by new media, many people have lost a sense of direction and purpose and long for security and stability. Stability, security, and equilibrium, however, can be deceptive, for they are but momentary eddies in an endlessly complex and turbulent flux. In the world that is emerging, the condition of complexity is as irreducible as it is inescapable. While the moment of complexity inevitably generates confusion and uncertainty, today's social, economic, political, and cultural transformations are also creating possibilities for apprehending ourselves in new ways. To understand our time, we must comprehend complexity, and to comprehend complexity, we must understand what makes this moment different from every other.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: negotiation, complexity

JEL Classification: K39, K40

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Date posted: March 31, 2009 ; Last revised: April 28, 2009

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Jones, Gregory Todd, Sustainability, Complexity and the Negotiation of Constraint (March 30, 2009). Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-10. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1370536 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1370536

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