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  • Funktionssysteme der Gesellschaftby Günter Burkart

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Der prominent besetzte Band versammelt Beiträge zu den Funktionssystemen der Gesellschaft und diskutiert auf diese Weise die Aktualität der Luhmannschen Systemtheorie. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Uwe Schimank, Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, Alois Hahn und Hartmut Esser. more...

  • Managing Complexityby Dirk Helbing

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Each chapter in Managing Complexity focuses on analyzing real-world complex systems and transferring knowledge from the complex-systems sciences to applications in business, industry and society. The interdisciplinary contributions range from markets and production through logistics, traffic control, and critical infrastructures, up to network design,... more...

  • Innovation in Complex Social Systemsby Petra Ahrweiler

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Innovation is the creation of new, technologically feasible, commercially realisable products and processes and, if things go right, it emerges from the ongoing interaction of innovative organisations such as universities, research institutes, firms, government agencies and venture capitalists. Innovation in Complex Social Systems uses a "hard... more...

  • Drift into Failureby Professor Sidney Dekker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 34.95

    What does the collapse of sub-prime lending have in common with a broken jackscrew in an airliner?s tailplane? Or the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the burn-up of Space Shuttle Columbia? These were systems that drifted into failure. While pursuing success in a dynamic, complex environment with limited resources and multiple goal conflicts,... more...

  • Luhmann Explainedby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Open Court 2011; US$ 39.00

    What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and mass media from a cybernetic perspective. Integrating various schools of thought including sociology, philosophy and biology Luhmann Explained... more...

  • The Dawning Age of Cooperationby Gordon E. Moss

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 22.95

    Rugged individualism is great for legendary heroes, but does it really shape a society that can endure for the long term? A massive social transformation is underway, driven by technology; it requires and is pushing us toward a cooperative culture. Our American competitive, individualistic culture is outmoded and increasingly ineffective. This book... more...

  • Legitimization in World Societyby Professor Aldo Mascareño; Professor Kathya Araujo; Professor Robert Holton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Emerging traits of late global modernity such as transnationalism, multiculturalism, individualization and supranational contexts of action raise the question of what holds society together. Responses have typically made reference to legitimization, but the modern world presents challenges to such responses, for in such a differentiated, globalized... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychologyby Thomas M. Holtgraves

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 159.99

    Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through these interactions without ever having met face-to-face.... more...

  • Accountability without Democracyby Lily L. Tsai

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    How citizens get government officials to provide them with public services in rural China. more...

  • Children and Citizenshipby Antonella Invernizzi; Jane Williams

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 46.00

    `This outstanding. It has an excellent grasp of the field' - Jens Qvortrup, Professor of Sociology, University of Trondheim This book offers a contemporary and critical approach to notions of children's citizenship. Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives and including contributions by leading scholars in the field,... more...