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Author (up) Mascareno, A.; Goles, E.; Ruz, G.A. pdf  doi
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  Title Crisis in complex social systems: A social theory view illustrated with the chilean case Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Complexity Abbreviated Journal Complexity  
  Volume 21 Issue S2 Pages 13-23  
  Keywords crisis; social complexity; social systems; communication; contagion  
  Abstract The article argues that crises are a distinctive feature of complex social systems. A quest for connectivity of communication leads to increase systems' own robustness by constantly producing further connections. When some of these connections have been successful in recent operations, the system tends to reproduce the emergent pattern, thereby engaging in a non-reflexive, repetitive escalation of more of the same communication. This compulsive growth of systemic communication in crisis processes, or logic of excess, resembles the dynamic of self-organized criticality. Accordingly, we first construct the conceptual foundations of our approach. Second, we present three core assumptions related to the generative mechanism of social crises, their temporal transitions (incubation, contagion, restructuring), and the suitable modeling techniques to represent them. Third, we illustrate the conceptual approach with a percolation model of the crisis in Chilean education system. (c) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Complexity 21: 13-23, 2016  
  Address [Mascareno, Aldo] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Escuela Gobierno, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: aldo.mascareno@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1076-2787 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000388325600003 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 680  
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