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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.
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In an effort to shed light on recent developments in sociocybernetic research, this volume represents recent and advanced thinking in this rapidly developing field. The authors address the core problems in social science caused by increasing societal complexity and analyze the inadequacy of many of the methodological tools still used for grappling with nonlinear, self-organizing systems. Together, the 18  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sociocybernetics.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
(DLC) 00058713
(OCoLC)44550627
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Felix Geyer; J van der Zouwen
ISBN: 9780313074271 0313074275
OCLC Number: 655013539
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 250 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Introduction to the Main Themes in Sociocybernetics; Part I: Growing Societal Complexity; Part II: Autopoiesis; Part III: Observation of Social Systems; Index; About the Contributors.
Series Title: Contributions in sociology, no. 132.
Responsibility: edited by Felix Geyer and Johannes van der Zouwen.

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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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