Heterarchy

Erwin Dekker, Pavel Kuchar

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Abstract

Heterarchy is a complex adaptive system of governance, an order with more than one governing principle. Heterarchies include elements of hierarchies and networks, but in a number of important ways, heterarchies are different from both of these systems of governance. The model of heterarchical governance is like plate tectonics: mutually self-contained orders with unclear hierarchies among them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Law and Economics
EditorsAlain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherSpringer New York
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2021

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