Social Emergence: Societies as Complex Systems

Social Emergence: Societies as Complex Systems

presented by Robert Keith Sawyer, 1960- (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2005, originally published 2005), 288 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Sociologists have long believed that psychology alone can't explain what happens when people work together in complex modern societies. In contrast, most psychologists and economists believe that we can explain much about social life with an accurate theory of how individuals make choices and act on them. R. Keith Sawyer argues, however, that societies are complex dynamical systems, and that the best way to resolve these debates is by developing the concept of emergence, paying attention to multiple levels of analysis--individuals, interactions, and groups--with a dynamic focus on how social group phenomena emerge from communication processes among individual members.
Field of Interest
Social Work
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2005 R. Keith Sawyer
Content Type
Book
Duration
0 sec
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2005
Page Count
288
Publication Year
2005
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Place Published / Released
Cambridge, England
Subject
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, History of Social Work, Sociology, Social groups, Psychology, Macro
Clinician
Robert Keith Sawyer, 1960-

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