Actor Analysis

Understanding policy contexts



Until I find a more organized form, I will use this page to put up brief items that contain ideas that I find (or found) interesting to work on.


Playable metagames

An idea that initially looked promising as a way to perform interactive stakeholder analysis, but to date has been effective only as a teaching aid. Together with Leon Hermans I converted the basics of metagame analysis into a strategic card game to see whether such a game would help stakeholders in a policy issue to reflect on their position and the possible consequences of (non-)cooperative behavior.

See Bots & Hermans (2003) and Hermans & Bots (2003) to read more about this idea.


Topics to be elaborated

Policy analysis
Multi-actor systems
Conceptual modelling
Social simulation