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The Resource Global complexity, John Urry

Global complexity, John Urry

Label
Global complexity
Title
Global complexity
Statement of responsibility
John Urry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Global Complexity is a path-breaking book, which examines how the ideas of chaos and complexity can help us to analyse global processes. Urry argues that there are major advantages in thinking about global processes in this way. The idea of complexity emphasizes that systems are balanced between order and chaos, that a system does not necessarily move towards equilibrium and that events are both unpredictable and irreversible in their effects. Hence specific events can have unexpected effects, often distant in time and space from where they occurred. This book combines new theory with many illustrations of how global processes operate. Urry distinguishes between 'global networks' and 'global fluids', and shows how forms of global emergence develop from the complex relationships between these networks and fluids. He draws out the implications of global complexity for our understanding of social order and argues that complexity requires us to reformulate the main categories of sociology and to reject any globalization thesis that is over-unified, dominant and unambiguous in its effects. Global systems are always 'on the edge of chaos'
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urry, John
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1249
LC item number
.U77 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Globalization
  • International relations
  • Social systems
Label
Global complexity, John Urry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Societies and the Global -- 2. The Complexity Turn -- 3. Limits of 'Global' Analyses -- 4. Networks and Fluids -- 5. Global Emergence -- 6. Social Ordering and Power -- 7. Global Complexities
Control code
982002072082
Extent
xi, 172 p.
Isbn
9780745628189
Lccn
2002072082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Global complexity, John Urry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Societies and the Global -- 2. The Complexity Turn -- 3. Limits of 'Global' Analyses -- 4. Networks and Fluids -- 5. Global Emergence -- 6. Social Ordering and Power -- 7. Global Complexities
Control code
982002072082
Extent
xi, 172 p.
Isbn
9780745628189
Lccn
2002072082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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