The Handbook of Applied System Science is organized around both methodological approaches in systems science, and the substantive topic to which these approaches have been applied. The volume begins with an essay that introduces three system science methods: agent-based modeling, system dynamics, and network analysis. The remainder of the volume is organized around three broad topics: (1) health and human development, (2) environment and sustainability, and (3) communities and social change. Each part begins with a brief introductory essay, and includes nine chapters that demonstrate the application of system science methods to address research questions in these areas. This handbook will be useful for work in Public Health, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies, and Psychology.
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Part I: Health and Human Development Part II: Environment and Sustainability Part III: Communities and Social Change
Zachary P. Neal is Associate Professor at Michigan State University, in the Psychology Department's Social-Personality program. He serves as Associate Editor of a number of journals including City and Community, Evidence & Policy, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Global Networks. He is also editor of Routledge's Metropolis and Modern Life Book Series.