Category Archives: Social complexity

Social Complexity

Social Complexity is the study of nonlinear social processes through the use of models from complexity theory combined with computational methods. Social complexity theory is an alternative approach to more analytical methods, is based on a paradigm inherited from systems … Continue reading

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Social Complexity in Project Management

In referencing social complexity, it seems that a problem description has been found that, at the very least, reveals the difference to traditional project management and opens the door to a space of solution into which we have yet only … Continue reading

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Social Complexity and the Micro–Macro Link

The article proceeds as follows. First, I attempt to outline the problem that is at stake: the aim is to expose the theoretical parameters that must be taken into account in order to provide a workable solution to the micro–macro … Continue reading

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The Social Complexity of Organizational Learning: The Dynamics of Learning and Organizing

This article examines the social complexity of Organizational Learning. We built on and seek to extend recent conceptualizations of Organizational Learning that emphasize the emergent and fluid nature of learning in organizations, by drawing on some of the principles of … Continue reading

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Social Brains, Simple Minds: does Social Complexity require Cognitive Complexity?

The social brain hypothesis is a well-accepted and well-supported evolutionary theory of enlarged brain size in the non-human primates. Nevertheless, it tends to emphasize an anthropocentric view of social life and cognition. This often leads to confusion between ultimate and … Continue reading

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Deleuze, DeLanda and Social Complexity

The study of world politics in theoretical and empirical terms has recently witnessed an upsurge of interest in the question of complexity, drawing upon complexity theory; particularly, renewed interest in emergent properties and the aleatory nature of the political. This … Continue reading

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Complex systems, social networks and the evolution of social complexity

Along with the origins of agriculture, the appearance of complex societies – often called ‘chiefdoms’ and ‘states’ – is one of the most widely discussed social processes in the archaeological literature. Explanations for the beginnings of complex societies commonly involve … Continue reading

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