Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences

An Introduction

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  • 0203003918
  • 9780415162951
  • 9780203003916
  • 9781134714742
  • 9781134714735

Chaos and complexity are the new buzz words in both science and contemporary society. The ideas they represent have enormous implications for the way we understand and engage with the world. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences introduces students to the central ideas which surround the chaos/complexity theories. It discusses key concepts before using them as a way of investigating the nature of social research. By applying them to such familiar topics as urban studies, education and health, David Byrne allows readers new to the subject to appreciate the contribution which complexity theory can make to social research and to illuminating the crucial social issues of our day.

  • Taylor and Francis; October 1998
  • ISBN 9781134714742
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  • Title: Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences
  • Author: David Byrne
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0203003918
  • 9780415162951
  • 9780203003916
  • 9781134714742
  • 9781134714735

About The Author

David Byrne is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Durham. He is author of Beyond the Inner City and has published a number of articles in urban sociology and social policy.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0203003918
  • 9780415162951
  • 9780203003916
  • 9781134714742
  • 9781134714735