Approaches and Implications of using Complexity Theory for dealing with Social Systems

@inproceedings{ManuelNavarrete2001ApproachesAI,
  title={Approaches and Implications of using Complexity Theory for dealing with Social Systems},
  author={David Manuel-Navarrete},
  year={2001}
}
There exist an increasing awareness within the scientific community for the need to deal with the complex dimension of social systems. This paper examines three approaches to incorporate complexity theory into the practice of social sciences. The first approach consists of supplementing the modernist program with chaos theory. The second one proposes a metaphoric application of complexity theory to describe social systems. The third approach is based on Post-Normal Science. Both the first and… CONTINUE READING

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