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Social systems

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

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59

    The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology is a unique and innovative compilation of research that lies at the intersection of language and social psychology. Contributors address the role of social processes in language, the linguistic underpinnings of social psychological processes, the creation of meaning, and the important role played... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalismby Mr Duncan Ivison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 170.00

    This Companion brings together a collection of new essays by leading and emerging scholars in the humanities and social sciences on some of the key issues facing multiculturalism today. It offers scholars and students a clear account of the leading theories and critiques of multiculturalism that have developed over the past twenty-five years and a... more...

  • Funktionssysteme der Gesellschaftby Gunter Runkel; Günter Burkart

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Radical Luhmannby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    In The Radical Luhmann, Hans-Georg Moeller focuses on Luhmann's paradigm shift from philosophy to theory, which introduced new perspectives on the contemporary world. Boldly breaking with the heritage of Western thought, Luhmann denied the central role of humans in social theory, particularly the possibility of autonomous agency. In this way, after... 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...

  • Luhmann Explainedby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Open Court 2011; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Inklusion und Exklusion: Analysen zur Sozialstruktur und sozialen Ungleichheitby Rudolf Stichweh; Paul Windolf

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 44.99

    Inklusion und Exklusion sind elementare Kategorien der Soziologie. Beide Begriffe verweisen auf paradoxe Konsequenzen, die die empirische Forschung inspiriert haben. Inklusion in eine begrenzte Zahl von Subsystemen bedeutet gleichzeitig Exklusion aus allen anderen Subsystemen. Exklusion aus einem Unternehmen (Arbeitslosigkeit) hat gleichzeitig eine... more...