Complexity and co-evolution : continuity and change in socio-economic systems

This book applies ideas and methods from the complexity perspective to key concerns in the social sciences, exploring co-evolutionary processes that have not yet been addressed in the technical or popular literature on complexity. Authorities in a variety of fields--including evolutionary economics,...

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Main Author: Garnsey, Elizabeth
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: McGlade, James
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham [England] Edward Elgar Pub c2006
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Summary:This book applies ideas and methods from the complexity perspective to key concerns in the social sciences, exploring co-evolutionary processes that have not yet been addressed in the technical or popular literature on complexity. Authorities in a variety of fields--including evolutionary economics, innovation and regeneration studies, urban modelling and history--re-evaluate their disciplines within this framework. The book explores the complex dynamic processes that give rise to socio-economic change over space and time, with reference to empirical cases including the emergence of knowledge-intensive industries and decline of mature regions, the operation of innovative networks and the evolution of localities and cities. Sustainability is a persistent theme and the practicability of intervention is examined in the light of these perspectives
1. The nature of complexity / James McGlade and Elizabeth Garnsey -- 2. Evolution, diversity and organization / Peter Allen, Mark Strathern and James Baldwin -- 3. Cities : continuity, transformation and emergence / Michael Batty, Joana Barros and Sinésio Alves Júnior -- 4. Ecohistorical regimes and la longue durée : an approach to mapping long-term societal change / James McGlade -- 5. Restless capitalism : a complexity perspective on modern capitalist economies / Ronnie Ramlogan and J. Stanley Metcalfe -- 6. Industrial resilience and decline : a co-evolutionary framework / James McGlade ... [et al.] -- 7. Diversity and uniformity in the evolution of early information and communication technologies / Elizabeth Garnsey, Paul Heffernan and Simon Ford
Physical Description:ix, 219 p ill., map
ISBN:9781845421403
9781847202925
184542140X