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The edge of organization [electronic resource] : chaos and complexity theories of formal social systems / Russ Marion.

By: Marion, Russ.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1999Description: 1 online resource (xv, 357 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781452263762 (electronic bk.); 1452263760 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social systems | Complex organizations | Chaotic behavior in systems | Complexity (Philosophy) | Syst�emes sociaux | Organisations complexes | Chaos | Complexit�e (Philosophie) | Organisatie | Organisaties | Chaos | Niet-lineaire modellen | Complexiteit | Organisations complexes | Chaos (th�eorie des syst�emes) | Soziales System | Chaotisches System | Organisationstheorie | Chaostheorie | Chaos (th�eorie des syst�emes) | Complexiteit | Niet-lineaire modellen | Organisatie | Organisaties | SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography | TRAVEL / Budget | TRAVEL / Hikes & Walks | TRAVEL / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest | TRAVEL / Parks & CampgroundsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Edge of organization.DDC classification: 910/.2/02 Other classification: 85.08 | MS 5650 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Edge of Organization. Einstein's Island. A Brief Overview of Chaos and Complexity. Implications -- Chaos and Organization. The Blind Scientists. An Alternative Explanation of Complex Behavior: Chaos Theory -- Organization at the Edge. Complexity and Chaos -- Shifting Historical Premises to the Edge of Chaos. God of the Gaps. Pervasive Problems: Order, Randomness, and Causality. The First of Newton's Legacies: Social Physics. Kant and Teleology. Darwin, Spencer, Social Darwinism. Structural Functionalism and Homeostasis. Nonlinear History -- A Nonlinear Redaction of Open Systems. Holistic Systems. Systems and Environment: Interaction and Energy Transfer. Feedback. Living Social Systems. A Model of Complex Systems
Summary: Russ Marion discusses formal and social organizations from the perspectives of chaos and complexity theories. The book aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the new sciences of chaos and complexity.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-342) and indexes.

1. The Edge of Organization. Einstein's Island. A Brief Overview of Chaos and Complexity. Implications -- 2. Chaos and Organization. The Blind Scientists. An Alternative Explanation of Complex Behavior: Chaos Theory -- 3. Organization at the Edge. Complexity and Chaos -- 4. Shifting Historical Premises to the Edge of Chaos. God of the Gaps. Pervasive Problems: Order, Randomness, and Causality. The First of Newton's Legacies: Social Physics. Kant and Teleology. Darwin, Spencer, Social Darwinism. Structural Functionalism and Homeostasis. Nonlinear History -- 5. A Nonlinear Redaction of Open Systems. Holistic Systems. Systems and Environment: Interaction and Energy Transfer. Feedback. Living Social Systems. A Model of Complex Systems

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Russ Marion discusses formal and social organizations from the perspectives of chaos and complexity theories. The book aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the new sciences of chaos and complexity.

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