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Why Society is a Complex Matter : Meeting Twenty-first Century Challenges with a New Kind of Science

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1View all editions and formats
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This book proposes that the complex systems view of social sciences has matured sufficiently to make it possible, desirable and perhaps essential to try formulating a unified scheme for studying,  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ball
ISBN: 9783642290008 3642290000 9783642289996 3642289991
OCLC Number: 802218348
Notes: Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Society: a Complex Problem.- On the Road: Predicting traffic.- Every Move You Make: Patterns of crowd movement.- Making Your Mind Up: Norms and decisions.- Broken Windows: The spread and control of crime.- The Social Web: Networks and their failures.- Spreading It Around: Mobility, disease and epidemics.- After the Crash: Economic and financial systems.- Love Thy Neighbour: How to foster cooperation.- Living Cities: Urban development as a complex system.- The Transformation of War: Modelling modern conflict.- Towards a Living Earth Simulator: The FuturICT Project.
Responsibility: by Philip Ball.

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