Thomas Homer-Dixon

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August 28th, 2015 —

Complexity Science

Homer-Dixon, Thomas, “Complexity Science,” Oxford Leadership Journal, January 2011, 2(1). An article based on the Canada School of Public Service’s 2010 John L. Manion Lecture, entitled “Complexity, Crisis and Change: Implications for the Federal Public Service.” “Complexity science isn’t a fad. I will offer a brief survey of some core concepts and ideas, and I [...]

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August 28th, 2015 —

Synchronous Failure: The Emerging Causal Architecture of Global Crisis

Synchronous Failure: The Emerging Causal Architecture of Global Crisis with Brian Walker, Reinette Biggs, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Carl Folke, Eric F. Lambin, Garry D. Peterson, Johan Rockström, Marten Scheffer, Will Steffen,  and Max Troell Ecology and Society 2015, 20(3): 6. Recent global crises reveal an emerging pattern of causation that could increasingly characterize the birth and [...]

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March 1st, 2011 —

Podcast: Wicked Problems & Solutions

Radio Ecoshock Podcast: “Wicked Problems & Solutions.” Normal approaches to science and policy cannot solve wicked problems, like climate change, energy scarcity, or economic crisis.

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September 24th, 2007 —

Podcast: SBS Radio “Environmental breakdown, or opportunity?” interview

“Environmental breakdown, or opportunity?” interview with Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon on the World View program on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Radio, Australia. Listen to the podcast:

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August 27th, 2007 —

Podcast: ABC Melbourne interview on the Conversation Hour

Conversation Hour program on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Melbourne, Australia. Listen to the podcast:

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March 23rd, 2007 —

Podcast: Electric Politics “Urbi et Orbi” Interview

Thomas Homer-Dixon is a respectable, intelligent fellow, and though he speaks about impending catastrophe in a low-key way the message gets through loud and clear: there’s going to be serious cleaning up to do. Which is more or less the point of his latest book, The Upside of Down. Episode information: http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2007/03/urbi_et_orbi.html Listen to the [...]

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January 8th, 2007 —

Fareed Zakaria Interviewed Thomas Homer-Dixon about His Book ‘The Upside of Down’

PBS show- Foreign Exchange Fareed: Our first guest of the new year explains to us the fragility of our current global systems. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in his new book ‘The Upside of Down, Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization‘, that the convergent stresses of population, energy, environment, and economy could cause a catastrophic breakdown [...]

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December 18th, 2006 —

Podcast: Free Forum with Terry McNally Interview

Author of Canada’s #1 bestseller, The Upside of Down. Whether from terrorism, climate change, pandemic, energy scarcity, or the widening gap between rich and poor, he believes breakdown is inevitable. And if we won’t change our ways till we crash, it’s up to us to make sure breakdown doesn’t spiral into total collapse. Listen to [...]

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December 12th, 2006 —

Beyond Management: How and Why Kymlicka Is Wrong

Toronto Globe and Mail Response to book review “Panarchy and Dystopia.” Toronto Globe and Mail, November 11. 2006,  by Will Kymlicka In his review of my new book The Upside of Down (“Panarchy and Dystopia.” Toronto Globe and Mail, November 11. 2006), Will Kymlicka makes a number of mistakes about the book’s argument, and he [...]

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November 10th, 2006 —

Podcast: Air America “The Upside of Down” Interview on EcoTalk

Thomas Homer-Dixon tells Betsy about his new book The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization. Listen to the podcast:

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