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Sociocybernetics : complexity, autopoiesis, and observation of social systems

Author: R Felix Geyer; J van der Zouwen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
Series: Contributions in sociology, no. 132.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of rapidly increasing societal complexity. The 18 contributors propose elements of a methodology based on sociocybernetic principles aimed at describing and explaining the growth of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sociocybernetics.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
(OCoLC)655013539
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Felix Geyer; J van der Zouwen
ISBN: 0313314187 9780313314186
OCLC Number: 44550627
Description: ix, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sociophysics and sociocybernetics / Paris Arnopoulos --
Mind and brain / Walter Buckley --
Management by complexity / Heinrich W. Ahlemeyer --
The emergence of societal information / Robert Artigiani --
On the interpenetration of social subsystems / Michael Rempel --
Information, meaning, and communication / John Mingers --
Are firms autopoietic systems? / Lucio Biggiero --
The autopoiesis of social systems / Colin Dougall --
Autopoiesis and governance / John H. Little --
Implications of autopoiesis and cognitive mapping for a methodology of comparative cross-cultural research / Bernd R. Hornung & Charo Hornung --
Social differentiation as the unfolding of dimensions of social systems / Jurgen Kluver & Jorn Schmidt --
The dynamics of educational expansion / Cor van Dijkum, Niek Lam, Harry B.G. Ganzeboom --
Towards a methodology for the empirical testing of complex social cybernetic models / Johannes van der Zouwen, Cor van Dijkum
Series Title: Contributions in sociology, no. 132.
Responsibility: edited by Felix Geyer and Johannes van der Zouwen.

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