Policy sciences concern the processes of decision making, policy formulation, and policy execution. Given the increasing complexity of modern civilization and globalization, policy sciences need to synthesize organization and law with the new technologies of decision making so that one can integrate knowledge and action.

As early as 1951, in the general realm of social sciences, Harold Lasswell (1902–1978) and Daniel Lerner introduced the concept policy sciences and laid down its foundations. Recognized as revolutionary, the idea of policy sciences generated momentum in the 1960s and 1970s, as evidenced by its progress in various disciplines involving research and decision making. There was also the proliferation of policy-related institutions and publications relating to world public order and policy sciences.

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In the realm of law in particular, ...

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