Political complexity then deals with the complexity of political reality, that is to say, its holistic and dynamic nature, interconnectivity and interdependence. Advocates of complexity theory describe it as a new scientific paradigm.
Advocates of complexity theory describe it as a new scientific paradigm. Complexity theory suggests that we shift our analysis from individual parts of a political system to the system as a whole; as a network of elements that interact and combine to produce systemic emergent behavior. Such new insight helps us to better approach
Political Systems Resilience Resilience is directly proportional to environmental adaptation The term resilience refers to “the ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change.”1 Political resilience then refers to the capacity of political organizations to adapt to, and evolve responses [...]
Sociopolitical Dynamics People's individual actions and collective interactions form dynamic patterns adapted to the environment Sociopolitical dynamics refers to the major components, relations, and patterns within a political system that defines its overall workings and process of development.1 A political system is the set of institutional structures through which members make collective decisions; [...]
Sociopolitical Networks Connectivity is one of the main features of the postmodern world Sociopolitical networks are the networks of connections between members within a society that influence and shape collective decision-making and collective action. Sociopolitical networks may involve many overlapping heterogeneous and distributed networks throughout society, that influence collective decision making and the [...]
Political Regime Shifts Greek Parliament Session A regime is a characteristic set of behaviors of a system which is maintained by mutually reinforcing processes of feedback.1 A regime shift is a qualitative, abrupt and major change in the topology and function of a system. These regimes shifts are nonlinear in that they usually occur [...]
Political Field Theory Visual representation of a field Political field theory is the application of the more general concept within science of a field to interpreting sociopolitical systems. The idea of a field has long since been used within modern physics to interpret how a pervasive force - such as spacetime or electromagnetism [...]
Nonequilibrium Political Systems Social and political systems can be characterized as being linear or nonlinear in their structure and behavior. Nonlinear systems are something other than the sum of their parts due to the synergies between those parts. These synergies make the whole greater or less than the sum of the parts and thus create [...]