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Interdisziplinäre Forschung
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Concepts and Tools of Computer-assisted Policy Analysis

Vol. 1: Basic Concepts

Authors: BOSSEL

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Change is the most pervasive characteristic of our time: technological change affects production, transportation, and living patterns, these in turn cause changes in existing ecological and social systems, these again influence decisions and behavior of the individual, and of the organizational entities at the various levels of the social system. It is these decisions and actions which control further change and with it the future living conditions on our planet. In many domains of our experience - production, consumption, construc­ tion, transportation - we have become accustomed to annual average rates of change of around five percent, or a doubling in 14 years. Yet the social and political problems all around us seem to indicate that individuals as well as social structures are ill-equipped to deal adaptively and construc­ tively with such rates of change - which may locally reach much higher values, such as 25 percent per year, or a doubling every three years. In many, if not most cases, such amounts require qualitatively different responses, or a constant review and adaptation of the normative principles controlling decision and action. Change is never isolated. It is the result of, and it causes, other changes.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Background, Purpose, Overview

    Pages 11-19

    Bossel, Hartmut

  • Systems Science and Social Science Foundations of Computer-Assisted Policy Analysis

    Pages 20-78

    Bossel, Hartmut (et al.)

  • Cybernetics in Government: Experience with New Tools for Management in Chile 1971–1973

    Pages 79-138

    Schwember, Hermann

  • Computer Models for Policy Analysis: Hierarchy, Goal Orientation, Scenarios

    Pages 139-161

    Bossel, Hartmut

  • A Modelling Framework for Societal Systems

    Pages 162-179

    Bossel, Hartmut

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eBook $74.99
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Softcover $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concepts and Tools of Computer-assisted Policy Analysis
Book Subtitle
Vol. 1: Basic Concepts
Authors
Series Title
Interdisziplinäre Forschung
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-5570-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-5570-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7643-0921-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
I, 265
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