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Sociocybernetics [electronic resource] : complexity, autopoiesis, and observation of social systems / edited by Felix Geyer and Johannes van der Zouwen.

Contributor(s): Geyer, R. Felix | Zouwen, J. van der.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in sociology: no. 132.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (ix, 250 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313074271 (electronic bk.); 0313074275 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social systems | Autopoiesis | Cybernetics -- Social aspects | Syst�emes sociaux | Autopo�i�ese | Cybern�etique -- Aspect social | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General | Soziales System | Kybernetik | AufsatzsammlungGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sociocybernetics.DDC classification: 301 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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 contributors propose elements of a new methodology based on sociocybernetic principles aimed at describing and explaining the growth of societal complexity, the contribution of autopoiesis of.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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 contributors propose elements of a new methodology based on sociocybernetic principles aimed at describing and explaining the growth of societal complexity, the contribution of autopoiesis of.

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