Political Complexity Book


Political Complexity Download Book We live in times of profound political transformation, as Industrial Age social organization gives way to the emergence of a new form of networks society, political organization, in turn, is entering into a new period of disruption and [...]

Political Complexity Book2019-04-11T14:32:12+00:00

Political Complexity Overview


Advocates of complexity theory describe it as a new scientific paradigm. Complexity theory suggests that we shift our analysis from individual parts of a political system to the system as a whole; as a network of elements that interact and combine to produce systemic emergent behavior. Such new insight helps us to better approach

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Political Systems Resilience


Political Systems Resilience The term resilience refers to “the ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change.”1 Political resilience then refers to the capacity of political organizations to adapt to, and evolve responses to, internal and external events, such as large inflows [...]

Political Systems Resilience2019-04-12T15:13:51+00:00

Sociopolitical Dynamics


Sociopolitical Dynamics Sociopolitical dynamics refers to the major components, relations, and patterns within a political system that defines its overall workings and process of development.1 A political system is the set of institutional structures through which members make collective decisions; political dynamics refers to the pattern of interrelationships between those elements that define how the [...]

Sociopolitical Dynamics2019-04-12T15:14:33+00:00

Sociopolitical Networks


Sociopolitical Networks Sociopolitical networks are the networks of connections between members within a society that influence and shape collective decision-making and collective action. Sociopolitical networks may involve many overlapping heterogeneous and distributed networks throughout society, that influence collective decision making and the distribution of power.1 Such networks might include; social media and communications networks, economic [...]

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Political Regime Shifts


Political Regime Shifts A regime is a characteristic set of behaviors of a system which is maintained by mutually reinforcing processes of feedback.1 A regime shift is a qualitative, abrupt and major change in the topology and function of a system. These regimes shifts are nonlinear in that they usually occur suddenly when a smooth change [...]

Political Regime Shifts2018-06-19T17:55:47+00:00

Political Field Theory


Political Field Theory Political field theory is the application of the more general concept within science of a field to interpreting sociopolitical systems. The idea of a field has long since been used within modern physics to interpret how a pervasive force - such as spacetime or electromagnetism - within an environment can be the [...]

Political Field Theory2019-04-12T15:15:03+00:00

Nonequilibrium Political Systems


Nonequilibrium Political Systems Social and political systems can be characterized as being linear or nonlinear in their structure and behavior. Nonlinear systems are something other than the sum of their parts due to the synergies between those parts. These synergies make the whole greater or less than the sum of the parts and thus create [...]

Nonequilibrium Political Systems2018-06-19T17:57:57+00:00

Nonlinear Political Science


Nonlinear Political Science Nonlinear political science is the application of nonlinear models to interpreting political systems.1 Since the advent of chaos theory in the 1970s nonlinear science has been growing and increasingly finding application in new domains of science. Some political analysts saw the importance of nonlinearity to political and administrative studies at this time [...]

Nonlinear Political Science2018-06-19T17:58:07+00:00
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