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Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences


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Oktober 1998

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This is the first introduction to chaos theory for social science students. It discusses key concepts and shows how the use of complexity theory can transform the study of central issues in social research such as:
* urban studies
* education
* health.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Understanding the complex 2. The reality of the complex: the complexity of the real 3. Complexity and the quantitative programme in social science 4. Analysing social complexity 5. Complex spaces: regions, cities and neighbourhoods in a complex world 6. The complex character of health and illness 7. Complexity, education and change 8. Complexity and policy: the limits to urban governance 9. Conclusion Glossary Notes Bibliography Index

Portrait

David Byrne is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Durham. He is author of Beyond the Inner City and has published a number of articles in urban sociology and social policy.
EAN: 9780415162968
ISBN: 0415162963
Untertitel: 'Business and the World Economy'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1998
Seitenanzahl: 216 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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