Self-organizing dynamical systems

Gilbert, N., Anzola, D., Johnson, P., Elsenbroich, C. , Balke, T. and Dilaver, O. (2015) Self-organizing dynamical systems. In: Wright, J. D. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 529-534. ISBN 9780080970868 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.43086-2)

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The concept of self-organization in social science is reviewed. In the first two sections, some basic features of self-organizing dynamical systems in general science are presented and the origin of the concept is reconstructed, paying special attention to social science accounts of self-organization. Then, theoretical and methodological considerations regarding the current application of the concept and prospective challenges are examined.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Elsenbroich, Dr Corinna
Authors: Gilbert, N., Anzola, D., Johnson, P., Elsenbroich, C., Balke, T., and Dilaver, O.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Published Online:12 March 2015
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