This article introduces a special issue of Complexity dedicated to the increasingly important element of complexity science that engages with social policy. We introduce and frame an emerging research agenda that seeks to enhance social policy by working at the interface between the social sciences and the physical sciences (including mathematics and computer science), and term this research area the “social science interface” by analogy with research at the life sciences interface. We locate and exemplify the contribution of complexity science at this new interface before summarizing the contributions collected in this special issue and identifying some common themes that run through them.
Complexity at the social science interface
Nigel Gilbert and Seth Bullock
Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 1–4, July/August 2014
Special Issue on Complexity Science and Social Policy