Systems Thinking and Health Policy

Selected Readings and Publications:

  1. Abdel-Hamid TK (2009) Thinking in Circles about Obesity: Applying Systems Thinking to Weight Management. Springer, New York.
  2. Bardach E (1976). Policy termination as a Political Process. Policy Sci 7(2): 123-31
  3. Battle-Fisher, M. (2015) Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy and Public Health Ethics- Public Health and Private Illness. New York: Springer.
  4. Brehmer B (1990) Strategies in real-time, dynamic decision making. In: Hogarth R (ed) In-sights in Decision making: A Tribute to Hillel J. Einhorn. University of Chicago Press, Chicago
  5. Chapman J (2004). System Failure. Demos (London).
  6. Drew R, Aggleton P, Chalmers H, Wood, K (2011). Using social network analysis to evaluate a complex policy network. Evaluation 17(4): 383-94
  7. Forrester J (2007). System dynamics- the next fifty years. Syst Dynam Rev. 23(2/3): 359-370
  8. Ghaffar A, Tran NT, Reddy KS, Kasonde J, Bajwa T, Ammar W, Ren M, Rottingen JA, Mills A. (2013). Changing mindsets in health policy and systems research. Lancet. 381: 436-37
  9. Haasnoot M, Kwakkel J, Walker W, Ter Maat J (2013) Dynamic adaptive policy pathways: a method for crafting robust decisions for a deeply uncertain world. Global Environ Change 23(2): 485-498
  10. Keane C (2014) Modeling Behavior in Complex Public Health Systems: Simulation and Games for Action and Evaluation. Springer Publishing, New York
  11. Keijser B, Kwakkel J. and Pruyt, E. (2012). How to explore and manage the future? Formal model analysis for complex issues under deep uncertainty. Proceedings of the 30th In-ternational Conference of the System Dynamics Society. St. Gallen, Switzerland
  12. Luke D (2005) Getting the Big Picture in Community Science: Methods that Capture Context. Am J Community Psychol 35(3/4), 185-99
  13. Martinez-Garcia, M and Hernandez-Lemus E (2013). Health Systems as Complex Systems. Am J Oper Res 3:113-26
  14. Meadows D (n.d.) Dancing with Systems. Donella Meadows Institute Archives.
  15. Meadows D (1999). Leverage Points: Places to intervene in a system. The Sustainability Institute, Hartland, Vt
  16. Meadows D (2008). Thinking in systems: a primer. Chelsea Green Publishing Company, River Junction, VT
  17. Meadows D and Robinson J (1985). The Electronic Oracle: Computer Models and Social Decisions. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, England
  18. Mitchell M (2009) Complexity- A Guided Tour. Oxford, New York
  19. Richmond, B. (1997) The “thinking” in systems thinking: how can we make it easier to master. The Systems Thinker 8(2): 1–5
  20. Schelling, T (2006). Micromotives and Macrobehaviors. W.W. Norton, New York
  21. Senge P (1990) . The fifth discipline. Currency Doubleday, New York
  22. Stacey RD (1999). Strategic management and organisational dynamics: The challenge of complexity (3rd ed.). London: Financial Times
  23. Sterman J (2000). Business Dynamics- systems thinking and modeling for a complex world. McGraw Hill, Boston
  24. Sterman J (2002) All models are wrong: reflections on becoming a systems scientist. Syst Dynam Rev 18: 501-531
  25. Sterman J (2006). Learning from Evidence in a Complex Network. Am J Publ Health 96(3): 505-514
  26. Tetlock P (2005) Expert Political Judgment: How good is it? How can we know? Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ
  27. von Bertalanffy L (1962) General System Theory – A Critical Review. General Systems 7: 1–20

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