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The Resource System effects : complexity in political and social life, Robert Jervis

System effects : complexity in political and social life, Robert Jervis

Label
System effects : complexity in political and social life
Title
System effects
Title remainder
complexity in political and social life
Statement of responsibility
Robert Jervis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Based on more than three decades of observation, Robert Jervis concludes in this book that the very foundation of many social science theories - especially those in political science - are faulty. Taking insights from complexity theory as his point of departure, the author observes that we live in a world where things are interconnected, where unintended consequences of our actions are unavoidable and unpredictable, and where the total effect of behavior is not equal to the sum of individual actions. Jervis draws on a wide range of human endeavors to illustrate the nature of these system effects. He shows how increasing airport security might actually cost lives, not save them, and how removing dead trees (ostensibly to give living trees more room) may damage the health of an entire forest
  • Similarly, he highlights the interconnectedness of the political world as he describes how the Cold War played out and as he narrates the series of events - with their unintended consequences - that escalated into World War I
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jervis, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social systems
  • International relations
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Systèmes sociaux
  • Relations internationales
  • Complexité (Philosophie)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • International relations
  • Social systems
  • Internationale betrekkingen
  • Sociale stelsels
  • Systeemtheorie
  • Komplexität
  • Internationale Politik
  • Soziales System
Label
System effects : complexity in political and social life, Robert Jervis
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Six. Alignments and Consistency
  • Seven. Acting in a System
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • One. Introduction
  • Two. System Effects
  • Three. Systemic Theories of International Politics
  • Four. Feedback
  • Five. Relations, Alternatives, and Bargaining
Control code
ocn741691737
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 309 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822409
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400822409
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsqf6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741691737
Label
System effects : complexity in political and social life, Robert Jervis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Six. Alignments and Consistency
  • Seven. Acting in a System
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • One. Introduction
  • Two. System Effects
  • Three. Systemic Theories of International Politics
  • Four. Feedback
  • Five. Relations, Alternatives, and Bargaining
Control code
ocn741691737
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 309 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822409
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400822409
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsqf6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741691737

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