Social Complexity Articles 2016-10-05T08:34:27+00:00

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Sociocultural Evolution

Sociocultural evolution describes the process of evolution as it acts on macro-scale social systems of all kind. Sociocultural evolution through a process of variation, selection, and duplication...

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Community Structure

Community structure refers to the local structures that form within social networks as some agents interact more frequently and intensely forming specific substructures within the overall network. ...

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Social Feedback Loops

Social feedback loops describe a relationship within a social system where events feedback on themselves to create relationships of interdependence where different events work to balance each...

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Social Institutions

Social institutions are a central object of study within the social sciences, they represent enduring patterns of organization or structures built up around some social function, religions,...

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Social Agents

In the social sciences, agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. Agency is normally contrasted to natural forces, which are causes involving...

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Social Functions

Within any given social system a number of collective functions need to be performed for the system to be maintained and develop over time, these functions might include, basic biological...

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Social Structure

In the social sciences, social structures are the patterns of social arrangement in society that are both emergent from and determinant of the actions and relations between agents, as enduring...

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Social Networks

A social network is an abstract representation of a social system in terms of its relations and structure of connectivity. The basic constituents of a social graph are nodes and edges, nodes are...

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Social Dynamics

Social dynamics is the study of how social systems change over time, with a focus on macro, recurring patterns of change that emerge out of the local interactions between agents....

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Social Network Analysis

Social network analysis is the application of network theory to the modeling and analysis of social systems. It combines both tools for analyzing social relations and theory for explaining the...

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Social Resilience

Social resilience refers to the adaptive capacity, of a social system of any kind - from whole societies to individuals - to deal with change within their environment while maintaining and...