EXPLANATION, PREDICTION AND PROBLEMSOLVING IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS A SOCIAL CYBERNETIC ANALYSIS OF ETHNIC TENSIONS IN NATIONAL SOCIETIES Part 1

EXPLANATION, PREDICTION AND PROBLEMSOLVING IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS A SOCIAL CYBERNETIC ANALYSIS OF... This paper describes the interrelated nature of explanation, prediction and problemsolving in social systems. Cybernetic analysis of social phenomena provides a unifying framework in this context. The analytic framework is briefly considered with reference to the problem of ethnic tensions in national societies. The first part of the paper discusses the conceptual apparatus of analysis and develops an integrated multifeedback loop model of the complex social phenomenon of ethnic tensions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Kybernetes Emerald Publishing

EXPLANATION, PREDICTION AND PROBLEMSOLVING IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS A SOCIAL CYBERNETIC ANALYSIS OF ETHNIC TENSIONS IN NATIONAL SOCIETIES Part 1

Kybernetes, Volume 12 (3): 7 – Mar 1, 1983

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Emerald Publishing
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0368-492X
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10.1108/eb005656
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Abstract

This paper describes the interrelated nature of explanation, prediction and problemsolving in social systems. Cybernetic analysis of social phenomena provides a unifying framework in this context. The analytic framework is briefly considered with reference to the problem of ethnic tensions in national societies. The first part of the paper discusses the conceptual apparatus of analysis and develops an integrated multifeedback loop model of the complex social phenomenon of ethnic tensions.

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KybernetesEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1983

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