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Ascertaining the Normative Implications of Complexity Thinking for Politics

Olssen, Mark (2015) Ascertaining the Normative Implications of Complexity Thinking for Politics In: World Politics at the Edge of Chaos: Reflections on Complexity and Global Life. State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, USA, pp. 139-166. ISBN 978-1-4384-5607-2

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Abstract

Central to representing the world as a complex dynamical system is understanding it as pertaining to an interdisciplinary approach to nonlinear processes of change in both nature and society. Although complexity research takes its origins from its applications in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and the “hard” sciences, undergoing its formative development in the 1970s, during the last two decades it has exerted an effect on the social sciences as well. Today complexity research is generating what Stuart Kauffman (2008, Preface) calls a “quiet revolution” in both the physical and social sciences.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Olssen, MarkM.Olssen@surrey.ac.uk
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Kavalski, Emilian
Date : 2015
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 18 Jul 2018 10:05
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2018 08:06
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/848735

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