Social Disorder as a Social Good

@article{Marshall2008SocialDA,
  title={Social Disorder as a Social Good},
  author={Jonathan Marshall},
  journal={Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={21-46}
}
  • J. Marshall
  • Published 24 July 2008
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
In complex systems, disorder and order are interrelated, so that disorder can be an inevitable consequence of ordering. Often this disorder can be disruptive, but sometimes it can be beneficial. Different social groups will argue over what they consider to be disordered, so that naming of something as ‘disorder’ is often a political action. However, although people may not agree on what disorder is, almost everyone agrees that it is bad. This primarily theoretical sketch explores the… Expand
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