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by L. Douglas Kiel,Euel Elliott

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  • ISBN 0472106384
  • ISBN13 978-0472106387
  • Language English
  • Author L. Douglas Kiel,Euel Elliott
  • Publisher Univ of Michigan Pr (January 1, 1996)
  • Pages 349
  • Formats lit azw mobi txt
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1929 kb
  • Size Fb2 1866 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
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Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences: Foundations and Applications offers the most recent thinking in applying the chaos paradigm to the social sciences. The book explores the methodological techniques - and their difficulties - for determining whether chaotic processes may in fact exist in a particular instance and examines implications of chaos theory when applied specifically to political science, economics, and sociology. The contributors to the book show that no single technique can be use to diagnose and describe all chaotic processes and identify the strengths and limitations of a variety of approaches.

Introduction Eue I Elliott and L. Douglas Kiel. The social sciences, historically, have emulated both the intellectual and methodological paradigms o f the natural sciences.

Douglas Kiel and Euel W. Elliott are both Associate Professors of Government, Politics, and Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas. Introduction Eue I Elliott and L. From the behavioral revo­ lution, to applications such as cybernetics, to a predominant reliance on the certainty and stability o f the Newtonian paradigm, the social sciences have followed the lead o f the natural sciences.

Introduction Eue I Elliott and L. Douglas Kiel

Introduction Eue I Elliott and L. B y examining applications o f chaos theory to a range o f social phenomena and by providing means for exploring chaotic dynamics, the chapters in this book afford the reader a comprehensive vision o f the promise and pitfalls o f chaos theory in the social sciences.

Douglas Kiel and Euel Elliott

Douglas Kiel and Euel Elliott. Terms such as periodicity, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, and attractors are not the usual vernacular of the social sciences. That chaos may be a part of elementary politics is evidenced by highly exploratory work in the fields of electoral behavior, game theory, axiomatic choice theory, and conflict analysis.

Elliott, Euel W. & Kiel, L. Douglas. Book, Online - Google Books. Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, c1996 viii, 349 p. : ill. Chaos theory in the social sciences : foundations and applications. Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press. Elliott, Euel W. and Kiel, L. Australian/Harvard Citation.

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E Elliott, L Kiel, Douglas. Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences: Foundations and Applications, 1-18, 1996. BJL Berry, LD Kiel, E Elliott

E Elliott, L Kiel, Douglas. Chaos theory in the social sciences: foundations and applications. University of Michigan Press, 1996. Adaptive agents, intelligence, and emergent human organization: Capturing complexity through agent-based modeling. BJL Berry, LD Kiel, E Elliott

The book explores the methodological techniques-and their difficulties-for .

The book explores the methodological techniques-and their difficulties-for determining whether chaotic processes may in fact exist in a particular instance and examines implications of chaos theory when applied specifically to polit Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences: Foundations and Applications offers the most recent thinking in applying the chaos paradigm to the social sciences. Douglas Kiel and Euel W.

Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences: Foundations and Applications" offers the most recent thinking in applying the chaos paradigm to the social sciences. DeGreene, Dimitrios Dendrinos, Euel Elliott, David Harvey, L. Ted Jaditz, Douglas Kiel, Heja Kim, Michael McBurnett, Michael Reed, Diana Richards, J. Barkley Rosser, J. and Alvin M. Saperstein.

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Jugami
I recently purchased CHAOS THEORY IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES - Foundations and Applications, edited by L. Douglas Kiel and Euel Elliot, from Amazon. I purchased the book out of a strong need to find away to model the complexities in social dynamics in Southeast Asia, which combine very modern social forces of change - democracy, global economic impact on daily lives,& cantagious diseases such as HIV-AIDS, which require the use of Western analytical-clinical explanation with a foundation of very traditional local social systems and language.

Adopted explanations begin with borrowed terminologies (eg. HIV-AIDS) while attempts to explain its dangers and contagious characteristics must be couched in local cultural experience and language. Local concepts and words have local history,hence an established universe of discourse, hence the subject of HIV-AIDS must either generate its own semantic parameters, or face a run-away plethora of nuances and cliches. The result will be the incapability for a specific epidemiological acuity to emerge in the vernacular for HIV-AIDS. This is a vexing problem.

Chaos theory offers promise, more so than other mathematical tools previously used in social systems research; but is chaos theory ready?

Generally, the onset of using a new mathematical approach involves two extremes: those well-versed in the understanding of math and are open to applications, as against those who struggle with the complexities of empirical data, and find that existing models are inadequate, and now look towards chaos theory.

The above-mentioned work is an early attempt to bridge this gap, but weighted more in favor of chaos theory's potential, and less against the explication of the complexities of empirical data and the precise sense in which this complexitiy is inadequately represented by existing models.

This volume is encouraging more for the next step that it could lead to, where the requirements to explain data complexity are presented in a systematic fashion for chaos theory to determine its fit, together with discussion of what it can potentially offer to extend current models and explanations.

I will myself be addressing this target in the months ahead.
La Raw Maran PhD
Shakar
Exactly what I was looking for. Excellent review of this specific and no easy topic (sorry for my bad English)
Zetadda
The title of this text is a little misleading in that the book deals with chaos in social science, political science, and economics as well as social systems. Within these four categories, there are a total of thirteen authors covering many fascinating fields.     The first chapter, written by the editors, is a great introduction for individuals uncomfortable with chaos theory, especially as it applies in the social sciences.  An area that was also intriguing was the explanation of Long Wave Theory as it applies to economics, written by Brian J. L. Berry and Heja Kim.  Long Wave Theory is typically the ground for Kenyon De Greene.  He appears, however, in this text, discussing "Field-Theoretic Framework for the Interpretation of the Evolution, Instability, Structural Change, and Management of Complex Systems."      This is a heavily quoted book and is a must for researchers in the application of chaos theory in human systems.