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Complexity theory and the social sciences : the state of the art / David Byrne and Gill Callaghan

By: Byrne, D. S 1947-
Contributor(s): Callaghan, Gillian
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon New York Routledge 2014Description: vi, 297 p. 234mm 156mmISBN: 9780415693677 (inb.); 9780415693684 (pbk.); 0415693683 (pbk.)Subject(s): Critical theory | Sociology -- Philosophy | Art -- Philosophy | Konstteori | Sociologi -- teori, filosofi | Kritisk teoriDDC classification: 300.1511352 Other classification: 300 | O:d
Contents:
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Framing the issues -- Understanding the complex -- Restricted complexity and general complexity : an outline of the arguments -- Complexity theory and the philosophy of social science -- Complexity theory meets social theory -- Evolutionary social theory -- Structure and agency -- Time and place -- Complexity theory : methodology and methods -- Complexity and methodology : exploring trajectories through narratives -- Hunting causes in a complex world -- Researching the complex social -- Complexity in action -- Complexity in disciplines and fields -- Opening the social sciences : the post-disciplinary implications of the complexity frame of reference -- Conclusion: complexity and the social sciences : the way forward -- Bibliography
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Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Framing the issues -- Understanding the complex -- Restricted complexity and general complexity : an outline of the arguments -- Complexity theory and the philosophy of social science -- Complexity theory meets social theory -- Evolutionary social theory -- Structure and agency -- Time and place -- Complexity theory : methodology and methods -- Complexity and methodology : exploring trajectories through narratives -- Hunting causes in a complex world -- Researching the complex social -- Complexity in action -- Complexity in disciplines and fields -- Opening the social sciences : the post-disciplinary implications of the complexity frame of reference -- Conclusion: complexity and the social sciences : the way forward -- Bibliography

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