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Non-Equilibrium Social Science and Policy

Introduction and Essays on New and Changing Paradigms in Socio-Economic Thinking

Editors: Johnson, J., Nowak, A., Ormerod, P., Rosewell, B., Zhang, Y.-C. (Eds.)

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The overall aim of this book, an outcome of the European FP7 FET Open NESS project, is to contribute to the ongoing effort to put the quantitative social sciences on a proper footing for the 21st century. A key focus is economics, and its implications on policy making, where the still dominant traditional approach increasingly struggles to capture the economic realities we observe in the world today - with vested interests getting too often in the way of real advances.

Insights into behavioral economics and modern computing techniques have made possible both the integration of larger information sets and the exploration of disequilibrium behavior. The domain-based chapters of this work illustrate how economic theory is the only branch of social sciences which still holds to its old paradigm of an equilibrium science - an assumption that has already been relaxed in all related fields of research in the light of recent advances in complex and dynamical systems theory and related data mining.

The other chapters give various takes on policy and decision making in this context. Written in nontechnical style throughout, with a mix of tutorial and essay-like contributions, this book will benefit all researchers, scientists, professionals and practitioners interested in learning about the 'thinking in complexity' to understand how socio-economic systems really work.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Non-Equilibrium Social Science and Policy

    Johnson, Jeffrey (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Economics

    Ormerod, Paul

    Pages 19-44

  • Social Psychology and the Narrative Economy

    Nowak, Andrzej (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • Sociology and Non-Equilibrium Social Science

    Anzola, David (et al.)

    Pages 59-69

  • Geography Far from Equilibrium

    Pumain, Denise

    Pages 71-80

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42422-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Equilibrium Social Science and Policy
Book Subtitle
Introduction and Essays on New and Changing Paradigms in Socio-Economic Thinking
Editors
  • Jeffrey Johnson
  • Andrzej Nowak
  • Paul Ormerod
  • Bridget Rosewell
  • Yi-Cheng Zhang
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42424-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42424-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42422-4
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 232
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