Governance Informatics: Using computer simulation models to deepen situational awareness and governance design considerations


TitleGovernance Informatics: Using computer simulation models to deepen situational awareness and governance design considerations
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKoliba, C, Zia, A
Book TitleGovernance in the Information Era: Theory and Practice of Policy Informatics
Pagination189-212
PublisherRoutledge
CityLondon, UK
ISBN Number978-1138832084
Abstract

Chapter abstract

A"growing"appreciation"for the"roles"that"complex"governance"networks"play"in"
the"design"and"execution"of"public"policies has"combined"with"the"advancement"of"a"
suite"of"“meso;level”"policy"and"governance"theories"and"frameworks"and"the"
expansion"of"computational"power"and"capacity"to"now"make"it"possible"to"design"
computer"simulation"models"that"provide"“governance"informatics”"to"stakeholders.""
Governance"is"the"means"by"which"an"activity"or"an"ensemble"of"activities"is"controlled,"
directed"or"steered.""Governance"informatics"is"predicated"on"the"assumption"that"by"
building"the"capacity"to"describe"governance"processes"of"heterogeneously"interacting"
agents"in"complex"inter;organizational"environments,"network"managers"will"enhance"
their"situational"awareness"to"adaptively"manage"the"wicked"problems"surrounding"
the"accountability"and"performance"of"inter;organizational"governance"networks.""
Policy"tool"selection"and"design"considerations"may"also"be"rendered"using"governance"
informatics"platforms."In"this"chapter"we"define"governance"within"the"context"of"
multi;scale,"multi;agent"interorganizational"networks." The"critical"element"of"our"
approach"to"governance"informatics"projects"is"described."These"elements"include:"
setting"boundary"conditions,"stakeholder"participatory"modeling"sessions,"
development of"scoping"models,"ongoing"visualization"of"governance"design,"
development"of"pattern;oriented,"agent;based"models"and"continuous"stakeholder"
engagement.""Opportunities"and"challenges"for"engaging"stakeholders"in"this"work"are"
addressed."Implications"for"future"research"and"applications"are"drawn.

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