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Prospects of Complexity Theory in Revisiting System Theory 1

  title={Prospects of Complexity Theory in Revisiting System Theory 1},
  author={Volker Schneider and Johannes M. Bauer},
The broadest meaning of governance is the regulation of social activities utilizing a variety of modes and mechanism of societal regulation. These range from collectively binding decisions to uncoordinated individual action guided by social norms and rationality principles. In the political science literature of the 1950s and 1960s this theoretical problem was treated in terms of "control" and "regulation" by variants of system theory. However, during the 1980s this system- atic perspective was… 

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