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1 Bardi, Ugo The Seneca Effect I09948 2017 eBook  
2 Cecconi, Federico New Frontiers in the Study of Social Phenomena I09731 2016 eBook  
3 Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo Agent-Based Modeling of Sustainable Behaviors I09535 2017 eBook  
4 Sefika Sule Ercetin (ed.) Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2018 I09488 2020 eBook  
5 Loreto, Vittorio Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness I08641 2017 eBook  
6 Traag, Vincent Algorithms and Dynamical Models for Communities and Reputation in Social Networks I08012 2014 eBook  
7 Banerjee, Santo Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2012 I07920 2014 eBook  
8 Er??etin, ??efika ??ule Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2013 I06622 2015 eBook  
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TitleThe Seneca Effect : Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid
Author(s)Bardi, Ugo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVIII, 210 p. 57 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe essence of this book can be found in a line written by the ancient Roman Stoic Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca: "Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid". This sentence summarizes the features of the phenomenon that we call "collapse," which is typically sudden and often unexpected, like the proverbial "house of cards." But why are such collapses so common, and what generates them? Several books have been published on the subject, including the well-known "Collapse" by Jared Diamond (2005), "The collapse of complex societies" by Joseph Tainter (1998) and "The Tipping Point," by Malcom Gladwell (2000). Why The Seneca Effect? This book is an ambitious attempt to pull these various strands together by describing collapse from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint. The reader will discover how collapse is a collective phenomenon that occurs in what we call today "complex systems," with a special emphasis on system dynamics and t he concept of "feedback." From this foundation, Bardi applies the theory to real-world systems, from the mechanics of fracture and the collapse of large structures to financial collapses, famines and population collapses, the fall of entire civilizations, and the most dreadful collapse we can imagine: that of the planetary ecosystem generated by overexploitation and climate change. The final objective of the book is to describe a conclusion that the ancient stoic philosophers had already discovered long ago, but that modern system science has rediscovered today. If you want to avoid collapse you need to embrace change, not fight it. Neither a book about doom and gloom nor a cornucopianist's dream, The Seneca Effect goes to the heart of the challenges that we are facing today, helping us to manage our future rather than be managed by it. "The Seneca Effect" is probably the most important contribution to our understanding of societal collapse since Jo seph Ta inter's 1988 masterpiece, "The Collapse of Complex Societies." Since we live in a society that is just in the process of rounding the curve from growth to decline, this is information that should be of keen interest to every intelligent person. Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, Author, The End of Growth Why do human societies collapse? With today's environmental, social and political challenges it is a question that is more than academic. What can we learn from history? How can we avoid the pitfalls? In this fascinating, well written book, Ugo Bardi provides many of the answers. Here is a book to feast on, to devour and be stimulated by, a book packed full of insights and ideas which will leave the reader satisfied, curious and stimulated. Simply wonderful. Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome
ISBN,Price9783319572079
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. ECONOPHYSICS 11. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 12. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 13. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 14. Political Economy/Economic Systems 15. Sociophysics 16. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleNew Frontiers in the Study of Social Phenomena : Cognition, Complexity, Adaptation
Author(s)Cecconi, Federico
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionX, 206 p. 49 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book studies social phenomena in a new way, by making judicious use of computer technology. The book addresses the entire spectrum of classic studies in social science, from experiments to the computational models, with a multidisciplinary approach. The book is suitable for those who want to get a picture of what it means to do social research today, and also to get an indication of the major open issues. The book is connected to a database of code for simulations, experimental data and allows to activate a subscription to a teaching tool using NetLogo, a programming language widely used in the social studies. The authors are researchers with first-hand experience research projects, both basic and applied. The work will be useful for those who want to understand more of the social, economic and political phenomena via computer applications
ISBN,Price9783319239385
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 6. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Economic sociology 10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 13. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleAgent-Based Modeling of Sustainable Behaviors
Author(s)Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo;S??nchez-Maro??o, Noelia;Fontenla-Romero, Oscar;Polhill, J. Gary;Craig, Tony;Bajo, Javier;Corchado, Juan Manuel
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVII, 257 p. 86 illus., 67 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteUsing the O.D.D. (Overview, Design concepts, Detail) protocol, this title explores the role of agent-based modeling in predicting the feasibility of various approaches to sustainability. The chapters incorporated in this volume consist of real case studies to illustrate the utility of agent-based modeling and complexity theory in discovering a path to more efficient and sustainable lifestyles. The topics covered within include: households' attitudes toward recycling, designing decision trees for representing sustainable behaviors, negotiation-based parking allocation, auction-based traffic signal control, and others. This selection of papers will be of interest to social scientists who wish to learn more about agent-based modeling as well as experts in the field of agent-based modeling
ISBN,Price9783319463315
Keyword(s)1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2. Computational Social Sciences 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Economic sociology 6. GAME THEORY 7. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 8. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 9. Social sciences???Computer programs 10. Social sciences???Data processing 11. Sustainable development
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TitleChaos, Complexity and Leadership 2018 : Explorations of Chaotic and Complexity Theory
Author(s)Sefika Sule Ercetin (ed.);Suay Nilhan Acikalin (ed.)
PublicationCham, Imprint: Springer, 2020.
DescriptionXI, 291 p. 64 illus., 51 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership (ICCLS). Written by interdisciplinary researchers and students from the fields of mathematics, physics, education, economics, political science, statistics, the management sciences and social sciences, the peer-reviewed contributions explore chaotic and complex systems, as well as chaos and complexity theory in the context of their applicability to management and leadership. The book discusses current topics, such as complexity leadership in the healthcare fields and tourism industry, conflict management and organization intelligence, and presents practical applications of theoretical concepts, making it a valuable resource for managers and leaders
ISBN,Price9783030276720
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. DECISION MAKING 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 11. Operations Research/Decision Theory 12. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 13. Political Economy/Economic Systems 14. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleParticipatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness
Author(s)Loreto, Vittorio;Haklay, Muki;Hotho, Andreas;Servedio, Vito D.P;Stumme, Gerd;Theunis, Jan;Tria, Francesca
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXVII, 405 p. 83 illus., 70 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces and reviews recent advances in the field in a comprehensive and non-technical way by focusing on the potential of emerging citizen-science and social-computation frameworks, coupled with the latest theoretical and modeling tools developed by physicists, mathematicians, computer and social scientists to analyse, interpret and visualize complex data sets. There is overwhelming evidence that the current organisation of our economies and societies is seriously damaging biological ecosystems and human living conditions in the short term, with potentially catastrophic effects in the long term. The need to re-organise the daily activities with the greatest impact ??? energy consumption, transport, housing ??? towards a more efficient and sustainable development model has recently been raised in the public debate on several global, environmental issues. Above all, this requires the mismatch between global, societal and individual needs to be addressed. Recent advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can trigger important transitions at the individual and collective level to achieve this aim. Based on the findings of the collaborative research network EveryAware the following developments among the emerging ICT technologies are discussed in depth in this volume: ??? Participatory sensing ??? where ICT development is pushed to the level where it can support informed action at the hyperlocal scale, providing capabilities for environmental monitoring, data aggregation and mining, as well as information presentation and sharing. ??? Web gaming, social computing and internet-mediated collaboration ??? where the Web will continue to acquire the status of an infrastructure for social computing, allowing users??? cognitive abilities to be coordinated in online communities, and steering the collective action towards predefined goals. ??? Collective awareness and decision-making ??? where the access to both personal and community data, collected by users, processed with suitable analysis tools, and re-presented in an appropriate format by usable communication interfaces leads to a bottom-up development of collective social strategies
ISBN,Price9783319256580
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 3. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Economic sociology 7. ECONOPHYSICS 8. Environmental monitoring 9. Monitoring/Environmental Analysis 10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 11. Social policy 12. Sociophysics
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TitleAlgorithms and Dynamical Models for Communities and Reputation in Social Networks
Author(s)Traag, Vincent
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2014.
DescriptionXIV, 229 p. 40 illus., 19 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteA persistent problem when finding communities in large complex networks is the so-called resolution limit. This thesis addresses this issue meticulously, and introduces the important notion of resolution-limit-free. Remarkably, only few methods possess this desirable property, and this thesis puts forward one such method. Moreover, it discusses how to asses whether communities can occur by chance or not. One aspect that is often ignored in this field is treated here: links can also be negative, as in war or conflict. Besides how to incorporate this in community detection, it also examines the dynamics of such negative links, inspired by a sociological theory known as social balance. This has intriguing connections to the evolution of cooperation, suggesting that for cooperation to emerge, groups often split in two opposing factions. In addition to these theoretical contributions, the thesis also contains an empirical analysis of the effect of trading communities on international conflict, and how communities form in a citation network with positive and negative links
ISBN,Price9783319063911
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Economic sociology 5. GAME THEORY 6. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 7. MATHEMATICS 8. Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences 9. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 10. PHYSICS 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES
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TitleChaos, Complexity and Leadership 2012
Author(s)Banerjee, Santo;Er??etin, ??efika ??ule
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2014.
DescriptionXIII, 568 p. 110 illus., 41 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThese proceedings from the 2012 symposium on "Chaos, complexity and leadership"?? reflect current research results from all branches of Chaos, Complex Systems and their applications in Management. Included are the diverse results in the fields of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations, as well as theoretical achievements of Chaos and Complex Systems. Also highlighted are?? Leadership and Management applications of Chaos and Complexity Theory
ISBN,Price9789400773622
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 11. PHYSICS 12. Political Economy/Economic Systems 13. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleChaos, Complexity and Leadership 2013
Author(s)Er??etin, ??efika ??ule;Banerjee, Santo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionXIII, 566 p. 37 illus., 30 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThese proceedings from the 2013 symposium on "Chaos, complexity and leadership" reflect current research results from all branches of Chaos, Complex Systems and their applications in Management. Included are the diverse results in the fields of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations, as well as theoretical achievements of Chaos and Complex Systems. Also highlighted are Leadership and Management applications of Chaos and Complexity Theory
ISBN,Price9783319097107
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 11. PHYSICS 12. Political Economy/Economic Systems 13. SYSTEM THEORY
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