The impact of systemic shocks on South Africa’s development – a complexity approach in a context of global disorder

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We are simultaneously experiencing a shift in global power, the growing strength of artificial intelligence, and climate shocks. Their concurrence and the associated instability that this will cause will inevitably impact development in Africa. In this article for The Review of Democracy, Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón suggests that only a complexity approach can provide an adequate vehicle to pursue development interventions in this “brave new world.” Read the article.