Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences: An Introduction

Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences: An Introduction

by David Byrne, D. S. Byrne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415162955

ISBN-13: 9780415162951

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415162951
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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