Complexity theory and the social sciences : the state of the art /

by Byrne, D. S
Additional authors: Callaghan, Gillian
Published by : Routledge (Abingdon, Oxon | New York) Physical details: vi, 297 p. 234mm 156mm ISBN:9780415693677 (inb.); 9780415693684 (pbk.); 0415693683 (pbk.). Year: 2014
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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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