Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences: The State of the Art
David Byrne and Gillian Callaghan
Page count: 312 pages
File size: 2.3 MB
In four parts, this book seeks to establish ‘the state of the art’ of complexity-informed social science as it stands now, examining: the key issues in complexity theory; the implications of complexity theory for social theory; the methodology and methods of complexity theory; and complexity within disciplines and fields. It also points ways forward towards a complexity-informed social science for the twenty-first century, investigating the argument for a post-disciplinary, ‘open’ social science.