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date: 19 August 2019

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Globalization is complex, dynamic, and unpredictable. A commensurably dynamic mode of analysis is thus required for the necessary task of comprehending globalization’s intricacies and consequences. Adopting a creative, problem-based technique, this chapter develops a global approach to problem orientation. Irregular migration is the topic focus used to map out how a complex problem space can be constructed and how notions of complexity can be imaginatively applied to explore avenues for global response. A global problem orientation accepts that new knowledge can form at the interstices of different systems or schools of thought. The creative–imaginative technique discussed in this chapter encourages the use of divergent models or paradigms in tandem to enable thick description and deep analysis of complex problem spaces.

Keywords: globalization, eclecticism, problem orientation, problem space, problématique, risk, transdisciplinarity, reflexivity, deliberation, applied imagination

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