Complexity theory and the social sciences. The state of the art. David Byrne and Gill Callaghan.
Contributor(s): Byrne, David | Callaghan, Gill.Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon,,: Routledge, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: vi, 297 pages, 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415693684; 9780203519585 (ebook).Subject(s): COMPLEXITY : SOCIAL SCIENCES KWR CF | STUDY AND RESEARCH : SOCIAL SCIENCES K3Other classification: KWR CF3 Online resources: Available via Taylor & Francis ebooks - Free to download and keep! Shibboleth login required
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Framing the issues -- Understanding the complex -- Restricted complexity and general complexity : an outline of the arguments -- Complexity theory and the philosophy of social science -- Complexity theory meets social theory -- Evolutionary social theory -- Structure and agency -- Time and place -- Complexity theory : methodology and methods -- Complexity and methodology : exploring trajectories through narratives -- Hunting causes in a complex world -- Researching the complex social -- Complexity in action -- Complexity in disciplines and fields -- Opening the social sciences : the post-disciplinary implications of the complexity frame of reference -- Conclusion: complexity and the social sciences : the way forward -- Bibliography.