Complex Adaptive Systems

@article{Lansing2003ComplexAS,
  title={Complex Adaptive Systems},
  author={J. Lansing},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  year={2003},
  volume={32},
  pages={183-204}
}
  • J. Lansing
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
▪ Abstract The study of complex adaptive systems, a subset of nonlinear dynamical systems, has recently become a major focus of interdisciplinary research in the social and natural sciences. Nonlinear systems are ubiquitous; as mathematician Stanislaw Ulam observed, to speak of “nonlinear science” is like calling zoology the study of “nonelephant animals” (quoted in Campbell et al. 1985, p. 374). The initial phase of research on nonlinear systems focused on deterministic chaos, but more recent… Expand
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