• Corpus ID: 118701560

The Structure, the Dynamics and the Survivability of Social Systems

  title={The Structure, the Dynamics and the Survivability of Social Systems},
  author={Ingo Piepers},
  journal={arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems},
  • Ingo Piepers
  • Published 10 October 2006
  • Economics
  • arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems
Social systems must fulfil four basic functions to ensure their survival in competitive conditions. Social systems must provide for: (1) energy and other necessities of life, (2) security against external and internal threats, (3) identity and self-development, and (4) consistency and direction. These functions result in four more or less autonomous aspect systems; these aspect systems interact. Between the variables of basic functions and variables of aspect systems, a minimal level of… 


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