Systems Theories in the Social Sciences

  title={Systems Theories in the Social Sciences},
  author={Norbert M{\"u}ller},
During the last decades a whole spectrum of system-theoretic approaches has been developed in the social sciences. There can be distinguished three broad domains: A meta-scientific systems approach intending the constitution of an interdisciplinary framework for theorizing (“General Systems Theory”(GST)); a systems approach as a framework of sociological considerations taking social units, especially societies, as a whole and focusing on the functional prerequisites of a longtime… Expand
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